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What is Nomophobia

Handbook of Research on Digital Violence and Discrimination Studies
A psychological disorder when someone is away from mobile phone connectivity and internet connection.
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The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO): Theoretical Approach and Measurement in Organizations
Evren Dinçer (Aksaray Municipality, Turkey), Muhammet Saygın (Mersin University, Turkey), and Himmet Karadal (Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9187-1.ch028
Competitiveness, innovation, and constant change have become indispensable elements in today's transition from an industrial society to information society. Internet technologies, which are constantly renewing themselves depending on globalization, have increased the tendency of promotion, sharing, and following. Social networks have become an important part of our lives as a result of the continuous developments in internet-based applications and mobile devices in the world of fiber networks. FoMO emerges as an interdisciplinary phenomenon expressing individuals' awareness of virtual environment. Accordingly, individuals tend to be constantly aware of the changes around them through social media. Individuals, who constantly update and monitor with their mobile devices, spend a long time on social networks and create their own virtual worlds. The FoMO is closely related with psychological, behavioral, and social issues. In the research, in addition to the theoretical background of FoMO, measurement scales and managerial inferences for the organizations have been discussed.
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The fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
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A fear of being unable to communicate through a mobile phone or the internet” ( Yildirim, 2014 : 8 cited from King et al. , 2014 AU77: The in-text citation "King et al., 2014" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. : 28).
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