Fear of missing out and compulsive social media use as mediators between OCD symptoms and social media fatigue

Fontes-Perryman, Emma and Spina, Roy (2021) Fear of missing out and compulsive social media use as mediators between OCD symptoms and social media fatigue. Psychology of Popular Media. ISSN 2689-6567 (In Press)

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Abstract

Alongside positive outcomes associated with social network sites, individuals can experience negative consequences from excessive use. The present research explores the tendency for individuals with nonclinical obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCD) to experience greater social media fatigue via fear of missing out and compulsive social media use. In Study 1, 339 participants (Mage = 22.29, SD = 5.64) completed the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory–Revised, the Bergen Social Networking Addiction Scale, and a social media fatigue measure. In Study 2, 260 participants (Mage = 24.24, SD = 6.79) completed the prior measures in addition to the fear of missing out scale. Individuals with higher levels of OCD symptoms experienced greater fear of missing out, which predicted compulsive social media use, which predicted social media fatigue. Practical implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media; social network sites; social media fatigue; compulsive social media use; obsessive compulsive disorder; fear of missing out.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Research Centres > POWER Centre
Departments > Psychology and Counselling
Depositing User: Roy Spina
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 10:53
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 10:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5841

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