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Kulikova T. I. Features of mental states of students in conditions of self-isolation on the eve of the session. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2021, vol. 21, iss. 2, pp. 178-183. DOI:

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Features of mental states of students in conditions of self-isolation on the eve of the session

The article is devoted to the problem of mental states of students, who are in conditions of self-isolation, before the examination session. The results of an ascertaining experiment conducted among students during the period of restrictive measures in May–June 2020 are presented, the sample consisted of 55 students, age – 19–22 years. The aim of the research was to study the existence of a connection between the mental states of students and forced restrictive measures, including those related to studies, to assess the potential risk for the psychological well-being of students. As a hypothesis, it was suggested that the situation of forced self-isolation is an additional factor causing a decrease in the mental activity of a person, which contributes to the manifestation of neurotic reactions and provokes a feeling of loneliness. The study was conducted online, the control group was not formed. As a result of statistical data processing using the r-Pearson correlation coefficient, a direct negative relationship was revealed between the experience of loneliness (forced self-isolation) and a decrease in mental activation and interest of students, as well as a direct positive relationship with states of anxiety, frustration and obsessive states on the eve of the session. The results of the study can be used to develop programs for psychoprophylaxis, psycho-correction and psychological and pedagogical support of students forced to be in restrictive conditions due to prolonged illness, special health opportunities, extreme situations and, finally, the transition to distance education.

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