Phubbing: Peculiarities of Addictive Behavior of the Youth




phubbing, smartphone addiction, ignoring a partner, addictive behavior, phubbing victim


The article reviews the results of foreign sociological and psychological studies on phubbing behavior and Internet addiction over the past 10 years. We represent the results of an empirical study of Russian youth (N = 525) carried out in 2019 with the aim of identifying their addiction from smartphones and manifestations of phubbing in the context of interpersonal dependence (method by R. Girshfield). The survey involved young people from different regions of Russia (72% of girls and 28% of boys; average age 22.3 years). In conclusion age and sex differences in dependence on gadgets among the youth have been confirmed and specified. We also reveal the relationship between phubbing behavior and self-doubt and the need for emotional support.

Author Biographies

Alekasndr A. Maksimenko, HSE University

  • HSE University, Moscow, Russia
    • Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Cand. Sci. (Psyc.), Professor at the School of Psychology 

Olga S. Deineka, Saint Petersburg State University

  • Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Dr. Sci. (Psyc.), Professor at the Departent of Political Psychology

Lubov N. Dukhanina, National Research Nuclear University "MEPHI"

  • National Research Nuclear University "MEPHI", Moscow, Russia
    • Dr. Sci. (Ped.), Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Head of the Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Natural Science Education

Maria V. Saporovskaya, Kostroma State University

  • Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia
    • Dr. Sci. (Psyc.), Professor, Head of the Department of Social Psychology






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