Abstract

The current study employs a regional sample in order to investigate the phenomenon of fear-of-missing-out (FoMO), the awareness associated with the fear that other individuals are having a more pleasurable experience that one is not a part of. The current study uniquely examines the role that FoMO plays in viewing patterns associated with news content on social media interfaces. The 10-item scale created by Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, and Gladwell in 2013 was used as a basis to discover the degree of FoMO participants experience while online, while other questions of the survey serve to collect data about participants sociodemographic's, engagement with soft and hard news content, and overall social media usage. (Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, Gladwell 2013). The objective is to demonstrate the influential effects that FoMO poses on media consumer viewing patterns and behaviors.

Thesis Completion

2018

Semester

Fall

Thesis Chair

Bagley, George

Co-Chair

Armato, Michael

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Nicholson School of Communication

Degree Program

Radio Television Broadcasting

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

12-1-2018

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