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Fear Of Missing Out (Fomo) Among University Students

Berkan Çelik

[email protected], Middle East Technical University/Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

Zafer Kadirhan

[email protected], Middle East Technical University

Yunus Alkış

[email protected], Middle East Technical University

Soner Yıldırım

[email protected], Middle East Technical University

The purpose of this study was to examine Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) among university students' in terms of specific demographics, namely, gender, age, grade level, department, daily average internet usage time, daily average mobile phone usage time and daily average social media usage time. Data were gathered from 1226 university students in Ankara, Turkey through using FoMO scale with convenience sampling method. The scale was originally developed by Przybyiski et al. (2013) and then it has been adapted into Turkish by Gokler et al. (2016). There were 10 items in the form of 5-point Likert-type scale. Independent samples t-test and correlation analysis were conducted to analyze the data. The results indicated that there was no significant difference between female and male university students with respect to FoMO. In addition, while there were positive relationship between FoMO and daily average mobile phone usage time and daily average social media usage time, there was negative relationship between FoMO and age of university students.

Keywords

fear of missing out, fomo, university students, social media