Neuroticism, trait fear of missing out, and phubbing: the mediating role of state fear of missing out and problematic Instagram use

Balta, S., Emirtekin, E., Kircaburun, K. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2018. Neuroticism, trait fear of missing out, and phubbing: the mediating role of state fear of missing out and problematic Instagram use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

One of the relatively new negative consequences of smartphone use is “phubbing” (snubbing someone while an individual checks their smartphone in the middle of a real-life conversation). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the direct and indirect associations of neuroticism, trait anxiety, and trait fear of missing out with phubbing via state fear of missing out and problematic Instagram use. A total of 423 adolescents and emerging adults aged between 14 and 21 years (53% female) participated in the study. Findings indicated that females had significantly higher scores of phubbing, fear of missing out, problematic Instagram use, trait anxiety, and neuroticism. Path analysis showed that trait fear of missing out and neuroticism were indirectly associated with phubbing via state fear of missing out and problematic Instagram use. State fear of missing out was directly and indirectly associated with phubbing via problematic Instagram use. The present study is the first to demonstrate empirical evidence for the relationship between different dimensions of fear of missing out, problematic Instagram use, and phubbing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Balta, S., Emirtekin, E., Kircaburun, K. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 12 July 2018
ISSN: 1557-1874
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NumberType
10.1007/s11469-018-9959-8DOI
9959Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Jul 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 10:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34097

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