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.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication
Radio Television Broadcasting
Orlando (Main) Campus
Christopher, Nicolette D., "Understanding News Media Viewing and Selection Patterns: FoMO and User Consumption of News Content on Social Media Interfaces" (2018). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 413.