The relationship of students’ psychological security level in the digital educational environment

Aleksandra Kobicheva

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Cite: Kobicheva A. The relationship of students’ psychological security level in the digital educational environment. J. Digit. Art Humanit., 3(2), 34-42.

Abstract. Currently some studies that demonstrate the correlation between students’ level of psychological security and their academic performance and engagement have been published. Many studies have examined the importance of the level of psychological safety among students, some of which have proposed a methodology for assessing this indicator. To assess students’ level of psychological security in studying, there were conducted online surveys. The sample included 351 students between the ages of 19 and 21 (M = 19.57, SD = 0.59), predominantly female (57%).  As a result of the survey, it was found that women showed a higher level of psychological safety. The same trend was found in levels of academic engagement and academic performance. Using linear regression analysis, psychological safety was found to positively affect academic performance and attainment, especially in an online educational environment.
Keywords: Psychological Security, Behavioral Engagement, Cognitive Engagement, Emotional Engagement, Academic Performance.

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Published online 27.12.2022