ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
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Adaptation of General Phubbing Scale to Turkish Culture and Investigation of Phubbing Levels of University Students in Terms of Various Variables


The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education of Tokat, Kemal Arata Primary School, Tokat, Turkey


Department of Educational Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Education, Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Samsun, Turkey

Addicta 2020; 7: 48-60
DOI: 10.5152/addicta.2020.19061
Read: 1879 Downloads: 899 Published: 06 April 2020

This study aimed to adapt the Generic Phubbing Scale (GPS) to Turkish culture and to examine the phubbing levels of university students concerning various variables. Acceptable goodness-of-fit  indices were found in the first-order confirmatory factor analysis (x2/df=2.47, GFI=0.92, IFI=0.92, CFI=0.95, NFI=0.92 AGFI=0.89, TLI=0.94, and RMSEA=0.067) and the second-order confirmatory factor analysis (x2/df=2.61, GFI=0.92, IFI=0.95, CFI=0.95, NFI=0.92 AGFI=0.89, TLI=0.93, and RMSEA=0.070) performed to test the construct validity of the GPS. Later, the significance of the upper and lower 27% groups was analyzed using an independent t-test. The analysis results showed that the scale has the power to measure the desired characteristics. Chronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient was found to be a=89. The study examined university students’ phubbing levels in terms of various variables and performed a hierarchical regression analysis to explore whether the variables of smartphone addiction, fear of missing out, and boredom proneness were predictive variables for university students’ phubbing addiction levels. According to the results, these three variables were found to be significant predictor variables for the phubbing levels of university students.

Cite this article as: Yam, F. C., & Kumcağız, H. (2020). Adaptation of general phubbing scale to Turkish culture and investigation of phubbing levels of university students in terms of various variables. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 7(1), 48-60.

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