Investigation of Problematic Mobile Phones Use and Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) Level in Adolescents


COŞKUN BADUR S., KARAYAĞIZ MUSLU G.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.55, no.6, pp.1004-1014, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10597-019-00422-8
  • Journal Name: COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1004-1014
  • Keywords: Problematic mobile phone use, Fear of missing out, Social network, Addiction, Adolescence, ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING, SMARTPHONE ADDICTION, ACADEMIC-PERFORMANCE, BEHAVIORAL ADDICTION, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, MEDIA, QUALITY, ANXIETY, VERSION, GENDER
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of the study is to define problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) and level of fear of missing out developments in social media (FoMO) in adolescents. The study sample consisted of 1630 students. The data were collected using fear of missing out scale (FoMOS), and scale for problematic mobile phone use (PU). Statistically significant differences were found the mean scores on PU according to gender, age, and academic success. The students' mean scores on PU and FoMOS were found to significant difference depending on frequency of social media and phone use. A significant relationship was found between the mean scores for FoMOS and PU. The regression analyses showed that the independent variables predict 27.5% of PMPU.