Measuring Phubbing in Close Relationships: E. Karadağ`s Phubbing Scale and J. Roberts` Scale of Partner Phubbing

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Abstract

The paper is devoted to study of phubbing, a relatively new phenomenon of interpersonal, close relationships. Problem: the lack of reliable measures in Russian aimed at measuring phubbing and its perception in close relationships. Aim: to adapt short diagnostic scales for the Russian-speaking sample — Phubbing Scale and Partner phubbing (Pphubbing). Sample includes 337 people: 180 women and 157 men aged 18 to 35, 84 couples, partners of close relationships for 1—8 years among them. Method: Phubbing Scale, E. Karadağ, et al., 2015 and Partner phubbing (Pphubbing) by J.A. Roberts, M.E. David, 2015; reliability analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, correlation analysis, parametric comparison methods. Results: Phubbing Scale (α=0.83) and Partner phubbing (Pphubbing) (α=0.87) have good psychometric consistency characteristics. The results of correlation analysis and confirmatory factor analysis as a method of structural modeling confirms sufficient construct validity. Conclusion. Both measures (Phubbing Scale and Partner phubbing (Pphubbing)) differentiate respondents well according to the studied characteristics and have a high predictive value for the corresponding general population. The adapted scales can be used in phubbing studies among Russian-speaking samples.

General Information

Keywords: phubbing; partner phubbing; reliability; validity; close relationship

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2022300307

Funding. This research is funded by Ministry of Higher Education and Science RF, project FZEW-2020.

Received: 11.10.2021

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For citation: Ekimchik O.A., Kryukova T.L. Measuring Phubbing in Close Relationships: E. Karadağ`s Phubbing Scale and J. Roberts` Scale of Partner Phubbing. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2022. Vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 112–128. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2022300307. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Olga A. Ekimchik, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Kostroma State University, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6527-0210, e-mail: olga-ekimchik@rambler.ru

Tatiana L. Kryukova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0825-3232, e-mail: tat.krukova44@gmail.com

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