Mechanisms for Creating a Psychologically Safe Learning Environment in an Educational Institution of General Education



At the moment the question of how to create and maintain the psychological safety of the educational environment of the school is not sufficiently studied. Meanwhile, there has been proved its positive effect on the psychological health of students, their emotional and personal well-being, the formation of a meta-subjective and personal educational outcomes. This paper describes a study the purpose of which was to examine and verify empiricaly the features of management activities in the educational organization to create a psychologically safe learning environment. We studied personality traits of the Head of an educational organization by the procedure "Troubleshooting leadership abilities" (E. Zharikova, E. Krushelnytsky), techniques "Diagnosis of the level of burnout" (V.V. Boyko), methods of self-management style assessment (A.V. Agrashenkova, modified by E.P. Ilyin), and methods for rapid assessment of health, activity, mood (SAN). We proposed mechanisms to solve the problem of creating a comfortable and safe learning environment in the educational organization of general education.

General Information

Keywords: psychological safety of the educational environment, educational organization of general education, management of educational organization, identity in adolescence

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Leonova O.I., Polikarkina E.I. Mechanisms for Creating a Psychologically Safe Learning Environment in an Educational Institution of General Education [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 276–285. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060326. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olesya I. Leonova, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Scientific and Methodological Center for Support of Teaching Workers, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Executive Director of FPE of Russia, Member of the Presidium of FPE of Russia, Coordinator of the Presidium of FEMA HE "Education and Pedagogical Sciences", Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

E. I. Polikarkina, Manager, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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