Predictors of Phubbing: Interpersonal Relationships and Family Relationships

ODACI H., Erzen E., Yeniçeri İ.

Trends in Psychology, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s43076-024-00361-8
  • Journal Name: Trends in Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Psicodoc, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Family relationships, Interpersonal relationships, Interpersonal styles, Intrafamily relationships, Phubbing
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The present study examined the interpersonal relationship styles and the predictive power of family relationships on phubbing. Participants were 539 first year university students [383(71%) female, 156(29%) male, Mage = 18.84, SD = 1.18] who completed the questionnaires package the Phubbing Scale, Family Assessment Device, and Interpersonal Style Scale. Data analyzed through hierarchical regression. The results show that avoiding, angry, belittling, and manipulative interpersonal communication styles predict phubbing positively, while dominant style negatively predicts phubbing. In addition, it was determined that the general function of the family had a positive effect on predicting phubbing.