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Table 5 Exploratory factor analysis: factor loadings for the FoMO, principal components, varimax rotation, eigenvalues, and percentage of explained variance (first version)

From: Validation and psychometric properties of the Indonesian version of the Fear of Missing Out Scale in adolescents

No Items Factor I Factor II Factor III Factor IV
1 It bothers me when I miss an opportunity to meet up with friends. .68 -- -- --
2 I get worried when I find out my friends are having fun without me. .84 -- -- --
3 I feel worried if I don’t know what my friends are doing. .69 -- -- --
4 I feel upset with my friends when they spend their vacation, and I see their photos on social media while I was not invited. .85 -- -- --
5 When I miss out on a planned get-together, it bothers me. .79 -- -- --
6 When I go on vacation, I continue to keep tabs on what friends are doing. -- .47 -- --
7 When I buy very popular things, I will upload photos of those things. -- .47 -- --
8 I always check my friends’ social media when they are on holiday. -- .42 -- --
9 When I have a good time, it is important for me to share the details online (e.g., updating status). -- .31 -- --
10 Sometimes, I wonder if I spend too much time keeping up with what is going on. -- .48 -- --
11 I feel anxious to get my friends to have the more valuable meaning of their life. -- -- .45 --
12 I fear others have more rewarding experiences than me. -- -- .49 --
13 I get anxious when I see other people getting more “likes” on social media than me. -- -- .05 --
14 I have a constant desire to know the latest news that is being talked about on social media. -- -- -- .30
15 When there is a notification from a social media application, I will immediately respond even though I’m doing other activities. -- -- -- −.28
16 I become anxious when a friend blocks me on social media. -- -- -- −.87
Eigenvalue 1.08 0.75 3.35 0.42
Explained variance % 4.29 3.60 16.48 2.10
Cumulative % 71.99 81.5 57.21 95.86
Mean ± SD 37.75 ± 10.47