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Fear Of Missing Out – 10 items

  • I fear that others have more rewarding experiences than me
  • I fear my friends have more rewarding experiences than me
  • I get worried when I find out my friends are having fun without me
  • I get anxious when I don’t know what my friends are up to
  • It is important that I understand my friends “in jokes”
  • Sometimes, I wonder if I spend too much time keeping up with what is going on
  • It bothers me when I miss an opportunity to meet up with friends
  • When I have a good time it is important for me to share the details online (status, pictures)
  • When I miss out on a planned get‐together it bothers me
  • When I go on vacation, I continue to keep tabs on what my friends are doing

Przybylski, A. K., Murayama, K., DeHaan, C. R., & Gladwell, V. (2013). Motivational, emotional, and behavioral correlates of fear of missing out. Computers in Human Behavior, 29( 4), 1841– 1848.