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The effects of "phubbing" on social interaction

Chotpitayasunondh, Varoth, Douglas, Karen (2018) The effects of "phubbing" on social interaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48 (6). pp. 304-316. ISSN 0021-9029. (doi:10.1111/jasp.12506) (KAR id:65777)

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This research experimentally investigated the social consequences of “phubbing” – the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by concentrating on one’s mobile phone. Participants viewed a three-minute animation in which they imagined themselves as part of a dyadic conversation. Their communication partner either phubbed them extensively, partially, or not at all. Results revealed that increased phubbing significantly and negatively affected perceived communication quality and relationship satisfaction. These effects were mediated by reduced feelings of belongingness and both positive and negative affect. This research underlines the importance of phubbing as a modern social phenomenon to be further investigated.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jasp.12506
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Karen Douglas
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 13:28 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 23:08 UTC
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