When Fear of Missing Out Becomes a Good Thing
Fajar Nursodiq, Tri Rejeki Andayani, Mahardika Supratiwi
Available Online 20 October 2020.
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- fear of missing out, positive FoMO on education, Indigenous Psychology approach
- Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) is considered to be affecting internet users negatively, such as social media addiction, increasing smartphone usage problems, sleep disturbances, driving disturbances, and low academic performance in students. This research was conducted to understand the concept of FoMO among college students who used smartphones. Indigenous psychology approach was used in this research, with two stages of data collection. An open-ended questionnaire given to 101 participants was used as the first stage data collection, along with an in-depth interview with four selected participants. Content analysis technique was used to analyse the data. The result showed that three things were responsible for FoMO in the life of Indonesian college students, i.e. personal life, news/information, and work/academic task. The three categories determined which type of content was accessed when using a smartphone. In this research, we found that FoMO had a positive impact on education. In other words, FoMO could be positive in the academic life if students used their feeling of fear of missing information, worry, and anxiety when they found out that they lagged behind from other students about an important event related to academic (work/academic task) as a motivation to take various actions.
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TY - CONF AU - Fajar Nursodiq AU - Tri Rejeki Andayani AU - Mahardika Supratiwi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - When Fear of Missing Out Becomes a Good Thing BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 254 EP - 259 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.056 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.056 ID - Nursodiq2020 ER -