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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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The Severity of Situational and Personal Anxiety Among University Students with Disabilities During the Pandemic 267


Petrova E.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Dean, Faculty of Psychology, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia

Nazarenko V.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Preschool Defectology and Speech Therapy, Moscow Social Pedagogical Institute, Moscow, Russia

The paper presents the results of a study of situational and personal anxiety among university students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Spring 2020). The study involved 35 students with disabilities from Russian State Social University aged 18—26 (21 men and 14 women). We used 2 questionnaires for measuring anxiety: Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The results allowed us to make conclusions about the increased level of situational anxiety, as well as about pronounced personal anxiety in the studied category of students. The study has practical importance for the organization of psychological sup- port for students with disabilities at the university.

Keywords: situational anxiety, personal anxiety, students with disabilities, COVID-19 pandemic

Column: Challenges for Health and Education during the Pandemic


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