Measurement invariance of the phubbing scale across 20 countries

Blachnio, Agata and Przepiorka, Aneta and Gorbaniuk, Oleg and Bendayan, Rebecca and McNeill, Monika and Angeluci, Alan and Abreu, Ana Maria and Ben-Ezra, Menachem and Benvenuti, Martina and Blanca, Maria J. and Brkljacic, Tihana and Babic, Nenad C. and Gorbaniuk, Julia and Holdos, Juraj and Ivanova, Ana and Karadag, Engin and Malik, Sadia and Mazzoni, Elvis and Milanovic, Anita and Musil, Bojan and Pantic, Igor and Rando, Belen and Seidman, Gwendolyn and D'Souza, Lancy and Vanden Abeele, Mariek M. P. and Wolonciej, Mariusz and Wu, Anise M. S. and Yu, Shu (2021) Measurement invariance of the phubbing scale across 20 countries. International Journal of Psychology, 56 (6). pp. 885-894. ISSN

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Mobile phone addiction is a robust phenomenon observed throughout the world. The social aspect of mobile phone use is crucial; therefore, phubbing is a part of the mobile phone addiction phenomenon. Phubbing is defined as ignoring an interlocutor by glancing at one's mobile phone during a face-to-face conversation. The main aim of this study was to investigate how the Phubbing Scale (containing 10 items) might vary across countries, and between genders. Data were collected in 20 countries: Belarus, Brazil, China, Croatia, Ecuador, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and USA. The mean age across the sample (N = 7696, 65.8% women, 34.2% men) was 25.32 years (SD = 9.50). The cross-cultural invariance of the scale was investigated using multigroup confirmatory factor analyses (MGCFA) as well as the invariance analyses. Additionally, data from each country were assessed individually via confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs). We obtained two factors, based on only eight of the items: (a) communication disturbances and (b) phone obsession. The 8 items Phubbing Scale.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phubbing; Mobile phone addiction; Invariance; Countries; Gender
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Psychology
Divisions: Maharajas college > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Umendra uom
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 07:52
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 07:10

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