In addition to providing evidence for the factor structure of the FIQ-S using a cross-validation strategy, we also aimed to obtain evidence of its external validity by exploring the associations between Facebook intrusion and known correlates of addictive behaviours such as self-control, time spent using social networking sites, problematic mobile phone use, internet addiction, phubbing
, FoMO and depression.
Citing a study on mobile phone addiction in which 409 university students were surveyed, she said researchers found out smartphone addiction was the most common reason for phubbing
, the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to them.
A 'phubbed' individual turns to social media and their compulsive behaviour presumably leads them to phub others -- perpetuating and normalising the practice and problem of "phubbing
." You see what I'm talking about?
University of Kent's Varoth Chotpitayasunondh and Karen Douglas define phubbing
as occurring when people "ignore others with whom they are physically interacting in order to use their smartphone instead".
This phenomenon of phubbing
is affecting personal relationships, too.
We had them complete a nine-item Partner Phubbing
Scale that measured how often some felt "phubbed" by his or her partner's smartphone use.
In their study titled "Put Down Your Phone and Listen to Me: How boss phubbing
undermines the psychological conditions necessary for employee engagement," Roberts and Meredith found that "behavior as simple as using a cellphone in the workplace can ultimately undermine an employees success."
The research from the Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business investigated the relationship between phubbing
, social media attachment, depression, anxiety and stress.
FED up of your other half ignoring you at dinner or on a date in order to read an email or check their Instagram account?
It's called Phubbing
- a mashup of the words "phone" and "snubbing" (because if it's not some weird hybrid that would make the Oxford dictionary cry like an emotionally disturbed two-year old, it simply has no place in today's culture).
The neologism of phubbing
, a coalesce of phone mediated activities and snubbing effects, caters to the public's imperative to accentuate the ubiquitous perception of being annoyed, disregard, and offended in light of phone's presence in co-present situation.
Have you snubbed anyone as you fiddled on your phone?