eCite Digital Repository

Exploring the interplay between passive following on Facebook, fear of missing out, self-esteem, social comparison, age, and life satisfaction in a community-based sample

Citation

Giagkou, S and Hussain, Z and Pontes, HM, Exploring the interplay between passive following on Facebook, fear of missing out, self-esteem, social comparison, age, and life satisfaction in a community-based sample, International Journal of Psychology and Behavior Analysis, 4 pp. 149. ISSN 2455-3867 (2018) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
213Kb
  

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2018 Giagkou et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

DOI: doi:10.15344/2455-3867/2018/149

Abstract

Facebook is amongst the most frequently used Social Networking Sites (SNSs) worldwide. Previous research reported SNS use such as Facebook use may have both positive and negative psychological impact on users, particularly with regards to usersí psychological wellbeing and life satisfaction. To fully acknowledge the extent to which SNS use may affect psychological wellbeing and life satisfaction, different forms of SNS use and experiences need to be taken into account by researchers. There is currently a lack of research investigating how Passive Facebook Use may impact on usersí well being. The present study sought to investigate how passive following on Facebook, fear of missing out, selfesteem, social comparison, and age may affect life satisfaction. A sample of 196 Facebook users (Mean age = 31.16, SD = 8.75) completed an online survey consisting of several psychometric tools. Overall, the results obtained suggest that life satisfaction may be differentially affected by a wide range of SNS-related experiences such as social comparison and fear of missing out. The implications of these findings for the use of SNSs are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Facebook use, passive following, social comparison, fear of missing out, life satisfaction
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132490
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-08-20
Downloads:3 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page