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Determination of the prevalence of phubbing and its possible relations with personality characteristics and with the other factors among the students of the faculty of medicine from western Turkey

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 3Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 4Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 5Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 6Department of Public Health, Medical Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Izmir, Turkey

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 20-27, January,14 (2021)


Phubbing is defined that an individuals attention to the smartphone while he / she is in communication with another individual. Phubber is interested in the smartphone and he misses his perception from interpersonal communication. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of phubbing and its possible relations with personality structure and with the other factors among the students of the faculty of medicine. This cross-sectional study was conducted from 02 January to 28 February 2019 among a medical faculty students in western Turkey. Target medical students were 1544 and 1216 (78.7%) students agreed to participate in the study. Phubbing level was evaluated with the Phubbing Scale. Personality traits were evaluated with the Ten-Item Personality Scale. Chi-square test and Logistic Regression Analysis (Backward Wald) were used to analyze the data. P&


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