Preventive Program of Psychological and Pedagogical Support of Students at the Stage of Preparation for the Final Certification “STOP-Stress”



The preventive program of psychological and pedagogical support of students at the stage of preparation for the final certification “STOP-stress” helps to create a positive emotional background, the development of positive thinking and stress resistance, which increases the chances of graduating school students to successfully pass the final certification in the form of the Main State Exam / Unified State Exam and further professional self-realization students. The program presents a model of psychological and pedagogical support of students aged 14 to 17 years at the stage of graduation from secondary (9th grades) and senior (11th grades) schools. The program of training sessions “STOP-stress” was developed with the aim of solving a problematic situation that arises among graduate students during the period of self-preparation for the final exams. This situation is associated with an annual increase in the level of anxiety and emotional and mental stress in the process of intense mental stress (personality component), low ability for self-organization and mobilization of cognitive processes in a stressful situation (cognitive component), lack of skills in constructive re-sponse to stress and with a low level of self-control their emotions and regulation of their state as a whole (procedural component). This, in the end, affects the general psychological readiness to pass the final certification. The developed program for the prevention of exam stress according to the principle of operation of the “STOP tool” contributes to an increase in the level of mobilization and the development of psychological stability of graduate students. The program includes a set of exercises and problem situations aimed at: developing psychologically stable qualities and constructive behavior models, generally contributing to a decrease in the level of anxiety (personal component), as well as increasing the skills of self-control and self-regulation (procedural component) and the ability to self-organize and activation of cognitive processes (cognitive component). The developed program can be useful to a number of different specialists: educational psychologists, social educa-tors, methodologists working in the field of education at the stage of teaching children in a general educational institution during their preparation for passing the final exams in the form of the Main State Exam / Unified State Exam.

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Keywords: psychological stability, components of psychological readiness, self-regulation, self-control, self-organization, stress, final certification, graduate students

Journal rubric: Scientific Validity of the Practices of Psychological and Pedagogical Work with Childhood Implemented in the Education System


For citation: Varlakova J.V. Preventive Program of Psychological and Pedagogical Support of Students at the Stage of Preparation for the Final Certification “STOP-Stress” [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2020. Vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 25–30. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2020170402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Julia V. Varlakova, Teacher-Psychologist, School No. 87, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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