International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Investigating the Relationship between Phubbing, being Phubbed, and Peer Pressure among Adolescents

Uma Maheswari A [2]


Abstract: Background: Among various technological advancements, mobile phones have been very fascinating for adolescents, the use of which has a remarkable impact on their social behavior. Due to peer pressure in this stage, phubbing and being phubbed is observed as a common phenomenon that can have negative consequences on relationships and mental health. Peer pressure refers to the influence that peers can have on each other to do things that they may be resistant to, or might not otherwise choose to do. Phubbing is the act of snubbing someone who is talking in person in favor of a phone and the experience of being phubbed can affect one?s relationships and mental health. Objective: This study is aimed at exploring the relationship between phubbing, being phubbed, and peer pressure among adolescents. Research Method: In this non-experimental research design, a simple random sampling technique is used to collect data from 35 adolescents between 17 and 20 years of age studying in private colleges in Chennai. The 15-item Generic Scale of Phubbing, the 22-item Generic Scale of Being Phubbed, and the 25-item Peer Pressure Scale were the tools used to explore if there exists a relationship between phubbing, being phubbed, and peer pressure. Results: Pearson?s correlation analysis revealed that there exists a statistically significant relationship between the variables phubbing and peer pressure, phubbing and being phubbed, whereas there was no significant relationship between being phubbed and peer pressure.


Keywords: peer pressure, phubbing, being phubbed, adolescent, smartphone interruptions


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1422 - 1425


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