Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Phubbing, Being Phubbed and Relationship Satisfaction
by Ippolito, Manuela, Ph.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020, 219; 28095567
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if and to what extent a relationship exists between phubbing or being phubbed, and relationship satisfaction among males in established romantic relationships in the United States. Although mobile phones and other technological devices serve as productive tools in everyone’s life, continuous interruptions from the devices can create problems in relationships. The theoretical foundation and conceptual framework outlining this study were created from a combination of the conceptual model of interference of technology, smartphone addiction, the need to belong theory, and the Relationship Assessment Scale model. The first of two research questions in the current study asked if a statistically significant relationship between phubbing and relationship satisfaction exists among males in established romantic relationships? The second question asked if a statistically significant relationship between being phubbed and relationship satisfaction exists among males in established romantic relationships? The research questions were addressed by utilizing the 15-item Generic Scale of Phubbing, the 22-item Generic Scale of Being Phubbed, and the 7-item Relationship Assessment Scale. Descriptive statistics were run for each of the variables and demographics of the convenience sample including 88 males. Pearson’s correlation analysis addressed the two research questions. Research question one revealed a statistically significant relationship (r = -.31, p = .003) between the variables phubbing and relationship satisfaction. Research question two showed no statistically significant relationship (r = -.05, p =.650) between being phubbed and relationship satisfaction.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hovhannessian, Araxi
Commitee: Honeycutt, James, Wickersham-Fish, Leah, Singer Pressman, Melissa
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Social psychology
Keywords: Being phubbed, Cell phone addiction, Phubbing, Technoference
Publication Number: 28095567
ISBN: 9798678109422
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