A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN COPING WITH ISOLATION AND EMOTIONAL STRESS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 2020-2021
A Creative Exploration of Experiences of International Students’ Use of Social Media in Coping with Isolation and Emotional Stress During COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020-2021 explores creative ways the connections between social media use and the reported elevated suicide ideation among international students as well as how social media acts as a “double-edged sword” in coping with mental and emotional stress among the international student population. Since we have had to rely on social media and online platforms to communicate and mediate during the lockdown in the past couple of years, the theoretical framework was in connection to students’ interactions over social media and the practices in using these platforms to cope with emotional stress and communicate with loved ones. These experiences and media practices have been recorded in the form of a collection of short stories, available to be read and referenced by the public. This project applies the effects of social media strategically employed to encourage discourse about the involvement of social media and online platforms in our behaviors and adaptation to communication devices. In addition to this, the creative strategy used to communicate with a generation that has been both digitally active and affected by unprecedented phenomena [such as the global Coronavirus pandemic], will explore how they actively and passively experience virtual worlds and their reality during the current pandemic.
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|Work Title||A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN COPING WITH ISOLATION AND EMOTIONAL STRESS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 2020-2021|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Work Type||Masters Culminating Experience|
|Deposited||May 04, 2022|