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Central European Journal of Communication

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Scientific Journal of the Polish Communication Association

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Fear of Missing Out scale - a nationwide representative CAWI survey in Poland

Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND

Małgorzata Kisilowska
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND

Tomasz Baran
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND & ARIADNA RESEARCH PANEL

Aleksander Wysocki
ARIADNA RESEARCH PANEL

Justyna Jasiewicz
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND

ABSTRACT: Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is a growing problem that arouses interest from scientists, media and recipients. Therefore, finding a universal way to calculate the scale of the phenomenon can not only become a common tool for estimating the extent of FOMO occurrence in any country, but also can be considered for managing this phenomenon. The article presents the results of measuring the FOMO scale in Poland in 2018. The project applied a Computer Assisted Web Interview survey of the representative sample (N=1060) of Poland’s internet users aged 15 years plus. Three groups of ‘FOMO level’ characteristics were determined (age was the most influential variable). The original method of recalculation of the FOMO scale results from figures to percentage data was developed in order to present the FOMO scale index. The FOMO items showed good internal consistency and reliability Cronbach’s α = .89, thus complementing previous international studies.

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KEYWORDS: fear of missing out, FOMO scale, representative survey, social media studies, social media users

AUTHORS:

  • Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska
    ORCID: 0000-0002-7016-0427
    UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND
  • Małgorzata Kisilowska
    ORCID: 0000-0001-5733-5424
    UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, PLAND
  • Tomasz Baran
    ORCID: 0000-0003-2922-7551
    UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND & ARIADNA RESEARCH PANEL
  • Aleksander Wysocki
    ORCID:
    ARIADNA RESEARCH PANEL
  • Justyna Jasiewicz
    ORCID: 0000-0002-8869-0792
    UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND