Relationship between the fear of missing out and loneliness among university students in COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:fear of missing out, loneliness, mental illnesses, COVID-19, university students
Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a relatively new syndrome that has emerged in recent years due to the rapid development of social media platforms. It is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fear of missing out and loneliness and predict loneliness by examining two degrees of fear of missing out in participants. 354 Vietnamese undergraduate students from three universities responded to the questionnaire, with 349 of those responses being valid for study purposes. It was discovered through the study's findings that there is a positive association between loneliness and the fear of missing out (FOMO), with two components of FOMO, namely the personal and societal aspects, being predictive of loneliness. The findings of this study will have ramifications for understanding psychological phenomena that will aid in the treatment of mental diseases, according to the researchers.
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