Characteristics influencing the Fear of Missing Out
Mallem, Jeanne (2016-10-18)
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The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) is a phenomenon that has become more and more acknowledged in the recent years due to the rise in popularity of social media sites and applications. However only few studies are available related to this topic. A sample of n=78 students (19-30 years old) was used to study different characteristics proposed by a conceptual framework. This framework was created from a literature review. A Self-report questionnaire was created to assess the demographics, personality traits, mindfulness, Internet addiction, the need to be connected and FoMO. Simple linear regressions, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA and MANOVA analysis were run to analyze the data collected. FoMO was predicted by a low level of mindfulness, introversion, a high need to be connected, a low level of emotional stability and Internet addiction.