Dr. Aislu Akisheva, Assoc. Prof.
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasin Nnational University (Kazakhstan)
Abstract. An empirical psychological survey has been conducted with students of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) to reveal the psychological conditions of students in the COVID-19 pandemic. A comparative analysis is presented with the results of a similar study with students from N. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (Varna, Bulgaria) has been made. It has been found that the mood of respondents is directly related to the level of optimistic or pessimistic moods of respondents. Those who determine their mental state as good, stable one have higher values of optimism as well as lower values of negative expectations. The survey shows that indicators of negative expectations such as: fear, anxiety, fatigue, depression, loneliness, burnout have been revealed despite a rather high positive indicator of stress resilience among Kazakhstani students. Such students should not be neglected, they should be given psychological support.
Keywords: pandemic; social isolation; level of stress tolerance; psychological state