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The problem of psychological support for First year University Students: local aspect

A.N. Legkonogikh , S.B. Smirnova, N.I. Legkonogikh
80,00 ₽

UDC 378:316.6              


A.N. Legkonogikh is Ass. Prof. at Rostov Institute of Improving Teachers’ Qualification and Professional Retraining e-mail:; S.B. Smirnova is Cand. Sci. (Pedagogy), Ass. Prof. at Don State Technical University e-mail:; and N.I. Legkonogikh is Master’s Degree student at Southern Federal University e-mail:

Presented is developing of the algorithm for psychological support of 1st year students of university, emphasizing the relevance of the problem at all stages of occurrence, development and resolution. The importance of the problem is confirmed by surveys of students, starting from the first year of study and ending with graduation from the university, and the feasibility of having such a service in the university in order to level out conflict situations and various factors that form them, through psychological assistance. The survey of 1st-year students of Rostov University and the generalization of the results obtained directed the vector of research and development of the algorithm of the work of the psychological service of the university, the formation of a competence-based approach to expanding the boundaries of this service among students and faculty with the deep use of information and computer technologies and new research tools, from cases to focus groups. The author's algorithm of psychological support for first-year students was tested among the 1st-year students of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy of the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don) in the fall semester of 2020, which was positively reflected in the work of the psychological service of this educational conglomerate at the beginning of the new semester of 2021.

Key words: psychological support service, information and computer technologies, tools for psychological research of students, university conglomerate.


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