Partner Phubbing, Romantic Jealousy and Marital Satisfaction among Married Individuals
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This study aimed to find out the relationship between partner phubbing, romantic jealousy and marital satisfaction among married individuals. Predictive role of partner phubbing and romantic jealousy on marital satisfaction was also aimed to explore. This study used cross-sectional research design. Data consisted of N=300 married individuals from major cities of Pakistan; n = 150 men n =150 women. Partner Phubbing Scale, Motives for Inducing Romantic Jealousy, ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale were used. Pearson product moment correlation and multiple hierarchical regression analyses were carried out. The result showed that partner phubbing was positively correlated with romantic jealousy. Partner phubbing and romantic jealousy were found to be negatively correlated with marital satisfaction. Results also revealed that partner phubbing and romantic jealousy negatively predicted marital satisfaction. It is concluded that increasing use of cell phones leads towards jealousy which in turn may impact relationship satisfaction and personal well-being.