Drawbacks of College Students’ Problematic Use of Social Media: Investigating Passive Impacts of FoMO in the Context of University Education
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- Fear of missing out; problematic social media use; social media fatigue; social comparison on social media
Albeit the impact of social media on people's lives, education especially, is enormous, with the concern of whether there are ill effects about this social-media-era phenomenon, more studies in academic circles have begun to address the relationship between people's mental health and social media. With the belief that social media's helpful to the majority, education on the proper use of new media should be carried out in continuous upgrading ways. This study aims to study whether adolescents’ Fear of Missing Out due to social media use will eventually lead to social media fatigue through problematic social media use or social comparisons on social media. By using the WENJUANXING platform to create the questionnaire and forwarded it on social media platforms through the snowball sampling method, we expanded the sampling range and collected 212 valid data. The study found a clear and direct correlation between college students’ social media fatigue and fear of missing out. This suggests that schools and families should make efforts to address the root causes of the problem and improve the ability of adolescents to cope with stress to avoid situations in which adolescents are stressed out. The limitation of this study is that we mainly focused on college students as our respondents. However, future scholars can look at the impact of social variables like education and career on these relationships to see whether they have an impact on the overall model's conduction effect.
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TY - CONF AU - Rui Li AU - Linxi Tang AU - Lingxi Chen AU - Chunling Wang AU - Ran Tian PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - Drawbacks of College Students’ Problematic Use of Social Media: Investigating Passive Impacts of FoMO in the Context of University Education BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 38 EP - 52 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_6 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_6 ID - Li2022 ER -