The Social Media Party: Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), Social Media Intensity, Connection, and Well-Being

@article{Roberts2020TheSM,
  title={The Social Media Party: Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), Social Media Intensity, Connection, and Well-Being},
  author={James A. Roberts and Meredith E. David},
  journal={International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction},
  year={2020},
  volume={36},
  pages={386 - 392}
}
ABSTRACT The human need to belong is an innate drive that dictates much of our behavior. Informed by The Belongingness Hypothesis and Information Foraging Theory, the present study examines the relationship between FoMO and well-being. Study 1 (107 college students) investigates the relationship between FoMO, social media intensity and social connection. Results find that FoMO is positively associated with social media intensity, but negatively associated with social connection. The mediation… 
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