Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)

When Fear of Missing Out Becomes a Good Thing

Authors
Fajar Nursodiq, Tri Rejeki Andayani, Mahardika Supratiwi
Corresponding Author
Fajar Nursodiq
Available Online 20 October 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.056How to use a DOI?
Keywords
fear of missing out, positive FoMO on education, Indigenous Psychology approach
Abstract
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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
20 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-253-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.056How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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