Effects Of Emotion Regulation Activities on Phubbing and Family Relationships Among Adolescents
Keywords:Emotion Regulation, Family Relationships, Phubbing, Adolescent
This study investigated the effects of emotion regulation activities on phubbing and family relationships among adolescents in Islamabad, Pakistan. The age range of population for the purpose of data collection was 10-19 years. The method was pretest, post-test interventional research. The population were 50 participants who were selected with purposive sampling technique. The intervention of emotion regulation activities were given to the targeted group in 5 sessions (each 25 minutes). At last the targeted groups had post-test. The scales used to assess the study variables were the General Scale of Phubbing (GSP) Chotpitayasunondh and Douglas (2018), containing 15 items, The Brief Family Relationship Scale (BFRS) Fok, James Allen & Henry (2011) containing 16 items. The descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and paired sample t-test were used for data analysis. It was hypothesized that there were a significant effect of emotion regulation activities on phubbing and family relationship among adolescents because Emotion regulation is the potential to regulate emotional reactions, especially in situations that may provoke emotions such as anxiety, stress, and frustration (Gross, 2014). The findings concluded that there was a significant impact of emotion regulation activities on phubbing and family relationship among adolescents and there is a positive relation between phubbing and family relationship.