Relationship between fear of missing out and academic performance among Omani university students : a descriptive correlation study

Joint Authors

Qutayshat, Muhammad
Abu Sharur, Luayy

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 34, Issue 5 (30 Sep. 2019), pp.404-411, 8 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2019-09-30

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

8

Main Topic

Educational Sciences
Media and Communication
Public Health

Topics

Abstract EN

Objectives: Smartphones and their applications play a key role in social connections, emotion expression, information transmission, and human achievements.

However, the unfavorable side of such devices can lead users to develop a fear of missing out (FOMO) on what is happening around them, which may provoke adverse health, social, and academic conditions.

We sought to investigate the extent of FOMO among undergraduate students in Oman and its relation to their academic performance.

Methods: We conducted a descriptive, correlational study of a sample of 147 undergraduate students at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

The questionnaire consisted of the FOMO scale, the participants’ sociodemographic background (such as age, gender, and marital status), and their academic background (grade point average (GPA), academic year, and history of probation).

Results: A total of 147 undergraduate students participated in this study; the majority were male (59.2%) and single (95.2%), lived off-campus (55.8%), were in their third or fourth academic year (57.1%), and had a mean GPA of 75.3%.

Almost three-quarters reported that they used at least one smartphone, and their main reason for using these devices was for social interaction.

Students experienced a moderate level of FOMO; the mean score of their FOMO experiences was 28.9.

Conclusions: Prolonged and constant use of smartphones may influence students to rely on them holistically, causing them to think about, follow, and react excessively to the behavior of others.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Qutayshat, Muhammad& Abu Sharur, Luayy. 2019. Relationship between fear of missing out and academic performance among Omani university students : a descriptive correlation study. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 34, no. 5, pp.404-411.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-899931

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Qutayshat, Muhammad& Abu Sharur, Luayy. Relationship between fear of missing out and academic performance among Omani university students : a descriptive correlation study. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 34, no. 5 (Sep. 2019), pp.404-411.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-899931

American Medical Association (AMA)

Qutayshat, Muhammad& Abu Sharur, Luayy. Relationship between fear of missing out and academic performance among Omani university students : a descriptive correlation study. Oman Medical Journal. 2019. Vol. 34, no. 5, pp.404-411.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-899931

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 410-411

Record ID

BIM-899931