Relationship between the fear of missing out and loneliness among university students in COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Chan Van Huynh Faculty of Social Work, VietNam National University Ho Chi Minh City - University of Social Sciences and Humanity, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hai Thanh Phan Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho City
  • Thuy Doan Hua Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Thuy-Hien Tran-Thi Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vinh-Long Tran-Chi Faculty of Education, Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong Province

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pegegog.12.03.05

Keywords:

fear of missing out, loneliness, mental illnesses, COVID-19, university students

Abstract

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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Published

2022-07-01

How to Cite

Huynh, C. V., Phan, H. T., Hua, T. D., Tran-Thi, T.-H., & Tran-Chi, V.-L. (2022). Relationship between the fear of missing out and loneliness among university students in COVID-19 pandemic. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 12(3), 44–48. https://doi.org/10.47750/pegegog.12.03.05