¿Enganchados al “Insta”? Exploración de la correlación entre la soledad, el miedo a perderse de algo y el uso de Instagram entre jóvenes indios




Palabras clave:

Instagram, redes sociales, India, jóvenes, soledad, miedo de perderse de algo


La cantidad de tiempo que los jóvenes de la India pasan en Instagram ha crecido de manera exponencial. Esta plataforma de redes sociales es un mar de imágenes que reflejan las actividades que realizan las personas, pero la visualización constante de la vida de otras personas puede generar un sentimiento de insatisfacción con respecto a la propia vida. El miedo a perderse de algo (FoMO, por sus siglas en inglés) surge cuando una persona que no puede participar o comprometerse con las actividades de los demás experimenta sentimientos de soledad y aislamiento. El presente estudio tiene como objetivo examinar la asociación entre el tiempo dedicado a Instagram y su efecto en el FoMO y la soledad. La muestra del estudio consta de 401 participantes, principalmente entre los 18 y 24 años de edad, involucrados mediante métodos de muestreo por conveniencia. Se aplicó a los participantes el formulario abreviado del FoMO de un solo ítem (FoMOsf) y la escala de soledad de tres ítems para medir el FoMO y la soledad, respectivamente. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva e inferencial para analizar los datos y se realizó un análisis de varianza de una vía entre el tiempo que uno pasa en Instagram y las variables FoMO y soledad. En el análisis, se descubrió una diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre el aumento de la cantidad de tiempo dedicado a Instagram, es decir, menos de una hora, 1 a 2 horas y tres o más horas para el FoMO [F (2398) = 17,92, p < 0,05] y la soledad [F (2.398) = 3,57, p ≤ 0,029]. Por lo tanto, pasar más tiempo en Instagram hace que las personas experimenten niveles significativamente mayores de FoMO y soledad.


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Biografía del autor/a

Benson Rajan, Universidad Global O P Jindal

Benson Rajan
Profesor adjunto,
Escuela de Periodismo y Comunicación Jindal, Sonipat,
Haryana, India.
Título académico: Programa de becario en Gestión (Comunicación)
Número ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3340-8726
Id de correo electrónico: brajan@jgu.edu.in

Lydia G. Jose, Universidad IILM

Lydia G. José
Profesor asistente
Universidad IILM, Gurugram,
Haryana, India.
Título académico: M.Phil (Estudios de Medios)
Número ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3296-9169
Id de correo electrónico: lydiajose@icloud.com

Thejas Sundar, Institute for Social and Economic Change

Thejas Sundar
Becario de Doctorado
Instituto para el Cambio Social y Económico, Bangalore,
Karnataka, India.
Número ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5409-5250
Id de correo electrónico: thejas@isec.ac.in


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Rajan, B. ., Jose, L., & Sundar, T. . (2022). ¿Enganchados al “Insta”? Exploración de la correlación entre la soledad, el miedo a perderse de algo y el uso de Instagram entre jóvenes indios. Palabra Clave, 25(2), e2525. https://doi.org/10.5294/pacla.2022.25.2.5