As technology and social media use climb, the question arises of what consequences could be arising alongside this increase in use. This study takes what has been researched about social media usage and FoMO, along with a couple different variables that affect social media usage to determine what might affect FoMO, specifically how much an individual feels. The variables tested in relation to FoMO was: perceived social support, social media usage, relatedness, neuroticism, and extraversion. In a study with 102 participants from two Kentucky high schools, social media use, relatedness, neuroticism, resulted in positive correlations with FoMO. On the other hand extraversion and perceived social support resulted in a negative correlation with FoMO. For further research, examining passive and active uses of social media in regards to FoMO might generate better insight into that specific bivariate relationship.
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Wilhoite, Micaela E., "Fear of Missing Out and it’s Causes within Adolescents" (2019). Honors Theses. 696.