Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Fear of Missing Out and Life Satisfaction among Undergraduate University Students Who are Working on Thesis in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343404,
        author={Fitri  Rahmah and Hazhira  Qudsyi},
        title={Fear of Missing Out and Life Satisfaction among Undergraduate University Students Who are Working  on Thesis in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISPSY},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={fear of missing out (fomo) life satisfaction thesis undergraduate university students},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343404}
    }
    
  • Fitri Rahmah
    Hazhira Qudsyi
    Year: 2024
    Fear of Missing Out and Life Satisfaction among Undergraduate University Students Who are Working on Thesis in Indonesia
    ISPSY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343404
Fitri Rahmah1, Hazhira Qudsyi1,*
  • 1: Universitas Islam Indonesia
*Contact email: hazhira.qudsyi@uii.ac.id

Abstract

The gap between the ideal situation and what is happening can decrease the satisfaction of students working on their thesis. This study aims to determine the correlation between fear of missing out (FOMO) and life satisfaction among undergraduate university students working on their thesis in Indonesia. The participants in this study were 412 students who were actively engaged in writing their thesis. Data were collected using The Riverside Life Satisfaction Scale (RLSS) developed by Margolis to measure life satisfaction. In contrast, fear of missing out was measured using The Fear of Missing Out Scale developed by Przybylski. Both scales were translated into Indonesian under professional supervision. Data analysis was carried out using the Pearson Correlation technique. This study's result indicates a significant negative correlation between FOMO and life satisfaction (p = 0.000, r = -0.250). This result shows that if the level of FOMO among undergraduate university students who are working on their thesis is high, life satisfaction will be low, and vice versa. Based on the findings of this research, it is recommended that students should not use social media for more than 6 hours. Furthermore, it is suggested for future researchers to investigate other factors that can influence overall life satisfaction.