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You are invited to participate in our survey [Social media usage and self-esteem within the field of social studies.] In this survey, approximately 200 people will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about how they often use social media, how the usage of social media influence them to use

It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your participation in this study is voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be encrypted and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact [Name of Survey Researcher] at [Phone Number] or by email at the email address specified below. Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Continue button below.

  1. Qualitative Open-ended Questions

  1. After spending a long time in social media site, how do you feel in comparison to before you logged in?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  2. How to do you feel when you view the profiles of your friends in your social media site. What are the specific information and pictures about friends that influence your decision and perception when you logged in into your social media site?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  3. How does your frequent interaction with different people in social media sites affect your self-esteem?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  1. Quantitative closed-ended questions

  1. What is your age bracket?

  1. between 18-24 years

  2. between 25-35 years

  3. between 36-40 years

  4. between 41-55 years

  5. above 56 years

  1. Are you an employee? Or student?

  1. Employee

  1. Name your employer/college

  2. Do you have any social media account/Do you use social media

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. If your response for the above question is “Yes” then state how often? If your answer is NO, skip to the next question

  1. Once a year

  2. once after six months

  3. once after 3 months

  4. once a month

  5. once a week

  6. 2-3 times a week

  7. 4-5 times a week

  8. on daily basis

  1. For those using social media frequently, how often do you feel you have a low self-esteem?

1. Once a year

2. once after six months

3. once after 3 months

4. once a month

5. once a week

6. 2-3 times a week

7. 4-5 times a week

8. on daily basis

  1. For those not using social media frequently, how often do you feel you have a low self-esteem?

Once a year

2. once after six months

3. once after 3 months

4. once a month

5. once a week

6. 2-3 times a week

7. 4-5 times a week

8. on daily basis

  1. Questions pertaining to personal information

  1. What is your sex?

  1. male

  2. Female

  1. Do you agree that when many people like your comments or postings in the social media sites you feel a confidence?

  1. I agree

  2. I do not agree

  1. To what extent does physical attractiveness influence how many social media friends you have?

  1. moderately

  2. slightly

  3. very much

  4. much