Portada Jorge Alfredo Salinas Romero 06/03/2022 DOI: http://doi.org/10.53436/453WSV7E PDF HTML

The living together experience of the high school student in times pandemic


This article was made with the objective to understand the experience for living together of high school´s students in three moments: before pandemic, during pandemic and back to school. The work was carried out from the perspective of qualitative research, interpretative paradigm and phenomenological method. For this purpose, the technique of experience narratives proposed by Max van Manen was applied to 164 students from a high school in the State of Mexico. The analysis of the descriptions was carried out with MAXQDA software using visual tools and discourse analysis. Eight categories of analysis were identified: being, friend, class, doing, going out, classmate, feeling and school. From there, four themes were elaborated: Existence as possibility, the why of the other, actions beyond simple acts, and the body as a pathway to emotions. It is concluded that the students’ experience of living together is in the presence of and acting with friends. In reference to the experience of living together before the pandemic, the emphasis on extracurricular activities with friends prevailed. During the pandemic, there was a decrease in interactions, despite this, communication via telephone was an alternative for socializing. Regarding the return to school, there was also a decrease in the interaction with friends due to the anguish generated by: the staggered return, the identification of physical changes in friends and the established measures of healthy distance considered as limiting to coexist.