Increasing internet users trigger problems in internet usage. In recent years, the phenomenon of the fear of missing out (FOMO) that has only emerged in recent years is thought to be a mediator between personality and problematic internet use. The purpose of this study is to see the influence of FOMO which acts as a mediator between personality and problematic internet use. The participants of this study are male (N = 39) and female (N = 143) participants with age range of 18-29 years (M = 23.05, SD = 2.7), namely in emerging adulthood with a total number of 182 participants. There are three measuring instruments used in this study, namely the scale of problematic internet use, personality scale, and the scale of fear of missing out. The data analysis used in this study is mediation analysis. The results obtained in this study is that neuroticism trait significantly affects FOMO, a = 0.268, p <0.001. Then, FOMO affects problematic internet usage significantly, b = 0.941, p <0.001. Furthermore, neuroticism trait significantly affects problematic internet use through mediators, namely FOMO c '= 0.615, p <0.001. The indirect effect obtained is 0.247, the direct effect is 0.615, and the total effect is 0.863. The indirect effect of 0.247 on 10,000 sample bootstraps obtained true indirect effects ranging from 0.102 to 0.415 at 95% Confidence Interval (CI). Partial mediation between neuroticism trait and problematic internet use mediated by FOMO can be found. Then, there is perfect mediation between conscientiousness trait and problematic internet use mediated by FOMO. Through this research, it is proven that FOMO plays an important role as a mediator between personality and problematic internet use.
|Journal||Jurnal Muara Ilmu Sosial, Humaniora, dan Seni|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|