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1- Educational Psychology Department, Psychology & Education Faculty, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
2- Educational Psychology Department, Psychology & Education Faculty, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran , stalepasand@semnan.ac.ir
3- English Language Department, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran
Abstract:   (2814 Views)
Aims: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Phubbing scale among Iranian students.
Materials & Methods: The participants were 330 students of Semnan University who were selected by cluster random sampling. All of them completed the Phubbing scale, the Quality of Relationships Inventory (QRI), and the Mobile-based Social Networking Addiction scale. Reliability analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and item-total correlation were run to investigate the psychometric properties of the Phubbing scale.
Findings: The findings showed that the Phubbing scale was saturated with two factors of communication disorder and mobile phone obsession. Cronbach's alpha of the Phubbing scale was 0.82. Correlation of communication disorder and mobile phone obsession with social networking addiction and quality of the relationship was inconsistent with theoretical orientations.
Conclusion: The Persian version of the Phubbing scale has acceptable psychometric properties to the student community and can be used as a reliable instrument in psychological study.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Healthy Life Style
Received: 2020/01/24 | Accepted: 2020/02/28 | Published: 2020/03/18
* Corresponding Author Address: Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, Semnan University, Darband, Mehdishahr, Semnan, Iran. Postal Code: 3564111556

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