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An Explorative Model to Assess Individuals’ Phubbing Risk

Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence, and Center for the Study of Complex Dynamics (CSDC), Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, via S. Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy
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Future Internet 2019, 11(1), 21;
Received: 30 December 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 January 2019 / Published: 18 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10th Anniversary Feature Papers)
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Phubbing could be defined as a new form of addiction; however, checking the phone and ignoring the speaker could also be linked to the increased availability of virtual social environments. We developed a multidimensional model for phubbing considering psychological dimensions and information and communication technology related habits. We collected data through online questionnaires and surveys. The best model obtained from our data was constituted by Information and Communication Technologies’ (ICTs) usage behaviours, Trait Anxiety, Virtual Sense of Community and Neuroticism. Finally, our study confirmed a strong connection between phubbing and online addiction behaviours. View Full-Text
Keywords: phubbing; cyberpsychology; internet addiction; smartphone addiction phubbing; cyberpsychology; internet addiction; smartphone addiction

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Guazzini, A.; Duradoni, M.; Capelli, A.; Meringolo, P. An Explorative Model to Assess Individuals’ Phubbing Risk. Future Internet 2019, 11, 21.

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