Passive social networking site use and well-being: The mediating roles of social comparison and the fear of missing out

  title={Passive social networking site use and well-being: The mediating roles of social comparison and the fear of missing out},
  author={Kaitlyn Burnell and Madeleine J George and Justin William Vollet and Samuel E. Ehrenreich and Marion K. Underwood},
  journal={Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace},
Passively browsing social networking sites (SNSs) correlates with poorer well-being (Verduyn, Ybarra, Résibois, Jonides, & Kross, 2017). However, less research has been conducted that fully examines what factors may mediate this association. In particular, both online social comparison and the fear of missing out (FoMO) may play roles in how passive SNS browsing relates to depressive symptoms and self-perceptions. The current study adds to the literature by investigating how passive use relates… 

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