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.
|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|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Sociology, Social psychology|
|Keywords:||Being phubbed, Cell phone addiction, Phubbing, Technoference|
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