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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (7): 1258-1267.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01258

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Phubbing: Antecedents, consequences and functioning mechanisms

GONG Yanping1, CHEN Zhuo1, XIE Julan1(), XIE Xiaochun2   

  1. 1 School of Business, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
    2 School of Psychology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Received:2018-09-29 Online:2019-07-15 Published:2019-05-22
  • Contact: XIE Julan


In the age of mobile Internet, it is common for people to focus on their mobile phones while neglecting other people or events around them in social situations. This phenomenon refers to phubbing. In the current paper, we systematically reviewed relevant studies, and summarized the antecedents, consequences, and functioning mechanisms of phubbing. Building on them, we proposed several directions for future research, including using a person-centered approach to explore how phubbing develops, examining the effects of phubbing from the boundary creation perspective, demonstrating the mutual influence of phubbing and interpersonal relationship quality, clarifying the impact of phubbing on the phubbers, and exploring the functioning mechanisms based on the perspective of non-interpersonal perception.

Key words: phubbing, interpersonal relationships, well-being, technoference

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