We are still processing incoming thesis deposits. For any thesis deposit queries or issues, kindly email us at tuwhera.opentheses@aut.ac.nz

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorWood, Jay
dc.contributor.advisorDavies, Patsi
dc.contributor.authorClassen, Ben
dc.description.abstractThe use of Social Network Sites (SNSs) has grown to become a ubiquitous aspect of daily life in most developed countries throughout the world. This rise of social media has resulted in increased public concern regarding the way in which individuals engage with SNSs, and the consequences of frequent SNS use. Because of this concern, there is a practical interest within the field of social psychology to better understand why and how individuals engage with online platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) is an example of a social psychological phenomenon which has recently received attention as a significant factor associated with experiences of SNS engagement. The following mixed methods study therefore sought to contribute to developing understandings of SNS use and FoMO. This was achieved by assessing the extent of the relationship between SNS use, FoMO, and four other psychosocial variables. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from a sample of 218 participants, and these data were analysed using mediation analyses and a thematic analysis respectively. The findings of these analyses revealed social capital in particular to be a crucial aspect of frequent SNS engagement, and the correlation between these two variables was found to be mediated by experiences of FoMO.en_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_NZ
dc.subjectFear of missing outen_NZ
dc.subjectMixed methodsen_NZ
dc.titleSocial Media Engagement, the Fear of Missing out, and Psychosocial Correlates: a Mixed Methods Studyen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts in Social Sciencesen_NZ

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record