1 INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEWERPARTICIPANT IDINTERVIEW DATEINTERVIEW TIMEVENUEDURATIONWORD COUNTSNEAHA LIZ PHILIPCM14/12/202010:00 amONLINE53 minutes0,000PART. GENDERPART. AGEPART. D.O.B.OTHEROTHEROTHEROTHERFemale2918/09/1991 TRANSCRIPTION NOTATIONI:R:… –[words]Interviewer speakingRespondent speakingLong pauseCut off word or abrupt endingInterviewer’s comments while respondent is speaking at same time(words)(——-)((words))[0:00]Transcriber’s interpretation of what was said (if difficult to hear/understand)Unclear or imperceptible speechTranscribers notesAudio file time marker (entered in line number column at 5 min. intervals) Notes/codingLine No.Interview TextTHEMES/CATEGORIESHighlight and enter text here.[0:00] 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9101112131415161718192021I: How often do you use social media on a daily basis?R: I usually use a lot; like more than 30 times a day.I: How long would you spend the time for social media?R: It depends; like if I’m free or nothing to do I might spend for around 30 minutes or more at atime and if there’s any work to be done then it might be for 10 minutes [average].I: What all kinds of social media you use on a daily basis?R: WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube … yup, that’s all.I: Among them, which one do you use the most?R: I guess, it’s the Instagram.I: What do you think that makes the Instagram the most used?R: … Well, I think I really like to watch the reels …and maybe because I love scrolling ondresses…Hmm, yeah that’s all.WRITE THEME TITLES IN THISCOLUMN IN CAPITALS 2 222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960I: How long have you been using these?R: Yeah, I think it has been more than a year.I: How active you are in these social media platforms?R: Though I like to spend time in the Instagram and all; I’m not that kind of active who oftenpost pictures and all.I: What do you think that the pandemic situation has brought changes among the life of people?R: Well, I think that the most important one is that most things have been changed to online likethe classes, work from home and all. Then… if looking on a broader way, I think there are bothpositives and negatives. Like some of them could spend their time with their family and allwhich are the positives and for me personally it was somewhat negative because I started usingmy mobile phone for longer hours and off course it was really upsetting that I couldn’t make outwith my friends like we used to hang out and it was not that way easier now.I: Could you please explain how has the pandemic situation affected you in every aspect?R: Sure, so as I said earlier; It was somewhat negative like I started using my phone very often.Even though I know it is not good to use more and it was really hard to hang out with friends sowe usually chat more…there are positives like I got more time to spend with my familyespecially with my siblings. We just tried some recipes that I actually saw it in the you tube andit was all amazing. But, still it was frustrating because the pandemic has really brought a greatchange in my life like things were not the same it was. I had to attend all my classes online and Ifelt like I was missing the real fun in the classrooms.I: How have you been using the social media during the pandemic situation?R: It was really bad if said. I used to even start off my day with checking all such; Instagram,Facebook and on. As I said before I think I used to spend more than 10 hours a day in them.I: How did you use social media before the pandemic?R: Like .. I used it less than 3 hours I think so.I: To what extent do you think that are reasons for the increase in the usage of social media, 3 616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899especially during the lockdown period?R: Well…I guess it’s because that people especially students were able to socialise throughthese, …actually it’s because of boredom, I think.I: What makes you say that?R: Yeah, I had this thought earlier. Also, I have discussed these with my friends and I came toknow that they have also felt the same.I: How do you feel when using social media to communicate with friends, family,peers/classmates?R: To be honest, I feel very comfortable(.) Yeah, but there’s some moments which wereembarrassing too… As I said that I feel comfortable; like having conversations which aredifficult to say directly …Hmm…like with peers. But, for family I would never prefer socialmedia. It’s always good to have direct communications rather than any other way.I: What makes you say that?R: I felt so, that’s all.I: How do you feel while in the social media?R: Yeah, I feel good. But now I have felt that even though it is, but I have to control them.I: Do you think that social media is really important to stay connected or else you would getisolated from the society or from your peers?R: I would say, ‘Yes’; but to an extent. Like in this pandemic situation, social media has reallyhelped a lot to communicate and to stay connected.I: To what extent is social media a part of your daily routine?R: I use them more often. Hmm…more than 20, 30 times…I: Please tell me more about that.R: Though I’m not that way active, but still… I would say that like scrolling down the 4 100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138Instagram, Facebook and all would definitely go more than 20 minutes at a time.I: How do you feel about that (Mentally/Physically/ Emotionally/Socially)?R: I mostly feel good. But nowadays I feel like I have to control this as I think that it hasaffected me in every aspect. I feel tired most of the day and mentally sometimes, not always; Ifeel like I’m not worth. But anyways it helps me to stay connected with my friends and peers.I: To what extent do you think you have been influenced by the social media?R: Actually, its most of the time.I: Could you please explain how you been influenced?R: Sure, like I started to use makeups (more often) and …also started to compare my physicalappearance and status in the society with others… (like most of the time).I: What is your opinion about its impact on your mental health or it has a psychological effect?R: Sure, it definitely has an effect. There are both positives and negatives. But, mostly (for me)I think it would be negative.I: Could you please describe that?R: Like, if I say there are positives… like, it helps to stay connected with your friends, peersand all; but there are many negatives. Personally, I spend lots of time in these and even forget todo many things. I think it can also cause stress by comparing one’s life with others and can evenlead to serious mental disorders.I: Thinking about how you use social media, what effect it has had on you?R: Well, I would say positive when it comes to connectedness, communication and all. Butdefinitely, I would like to say that it has now being negative as well.I: How would you describe the overall effect on you?R: Overall, I would say it is negative.I: What makes you say that? 5 139140141142143144145146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177R: Well, as I said before more than the positive side, I feel that it has brought many negativeslike it made me lazier, I started comparing myself to others in terms of physical appearance,wealth etc. And I feel unsatisfied with my life. I have noticed that this has all started once I havebeen using the social excessively. In a sense, I felt like I was even developing a sort of addictionin them.I: Can you tell me about any measures you think should be taken in order to control this usage?R: Personally, what I started doing is that I bought books and started reading them so that Icould reduce spending time in these social media and the other thing is that I really lovejournaling; so, I started to keep a record of how long I’m spending the time on those. So, yeah! Iwould suggest these as it has helped me to control the usage.I: Finally, what would you like to share with others; especially the university students aboutsocial media and its usage?R: Well, as a university student I do understand the way they might think about the socialmedia. Yes, off course it is really good and perhaps useful too. But, it’s very important to use itwisely. Otherwise, it might even eat you up. When the lockdown started, I was also a kind ofsuch person like spending most of the tome in these. But later, I realised how badly it wasaffecting me and I started to control my usage. Thus, I would suggest that we should all havecontrol over our life otherwise something else can take over that power and control you…yeah,I hope that’s it.I: Thank you for your time. 6 178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216 7 217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255 8 256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282283284285286287288289290291292293294 9 295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333 10 334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349350351352353354355356357358359360361362363364365366367368369370371372 11 373374375376377378379380381382383384385386387388389390391392393394395396397398399400401402403404405406407408409410411 12 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