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UNDERSTANDING NEWS MEDIA VIEWING AND SELECTION PATTERNS: FOMO AND USER CONSUMPTION OF NEWS CONTENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA INTERFACES

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2018
Abstract/Description:
The current study employs a regional sample in order to investigate the phenomenon of fear-of-missing-out (FoMO), the awareness associated with the fear that other individuals are having a more pleasurable experience that one is not a part of. The current study uniquely examines the role that FoMO plays in viewing patterns associated with news content on social media interfaces. The 10-item scale created by Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, and Gladwell in 2013 was used as a basis to discover the degree of FoMO participants experience while online, while other questions of the survey serve to collect data about participants sociodemographic's, engagement with soft and hard news content, and overall social media usage. (Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, Gladwell 2013). The objective is to demonstrate the influential effects that FoMO poses on media consumer viewing patterns and behaviors.
Title: UNDERSTANDING NEWS MEDIA VIEWING AND SELECTION PATTERNS: FOMO AND USER CONSUMPTION OF NEWS CONTENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA INTERFACES.
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Name(s): Christopher, Nicolette D, Author
Bagley, George, Committee Chair
Armato, Michael, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study employs a regional sample in order to investigate the phenomenon of fear-of-missing-out (FoMO), the awareness associated with the fear that other individuals are having a more pleasurable experience that one is not a part of. The current study uniquely examines the role that FoMO plays in viewing patterns associated with news content on social media interfaces. The 10-item scale created by Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, and Gladwell in 2013 was used as a basis to discover the degree of FoMO participants experience while online, while other questions of the survey serve to collect data about participants sociodemographic's, engagement with soft and hard news content, and overall social media usage. (Przybylski, Myrayama, DeHaan, Gladwell 2013). The objective is to demonstrate the influential effects that FoMO poses on media consumer viewing patterns and behaviors.
Identifier: CFH2000413 (IID), ucf:45763 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-12-01
B.A.
College of Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication
Bachelors
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Subject(s): FoMO
audience viewing patterns
mass communication
social media
usage
news media content
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Host Institution: UCF

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