Ability to Overcome Border Guards’ Psychological Barriers During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Dmytro Oleshko Ph. D. in Psychology, Lecturer of the Border Guard Service Department, BohdanKhmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Maksym Filippov Ph. D. in Psychology, Associate Professor of the General Military Disciplines Department, BohdanKhmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Yurii Bets Ph. D. in Pedagogics, Associate Professor of the Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Iryna Basaraba Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Iryna Bets Ph. D. in Pedagogics, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Artem Bratko Ph. D. in Military Sciences, Associate Professor of the General Military Disciplines Department, BohdanKhmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5503-3318

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/jmsw/2.1/11

Keywords:

Border guards, overcoming psychological barriers, analysis of psychological state, a program to develop the ability to overcome psychological barrier, psychological barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract

The article reveals an analysis of the ability of border guards to overcome psychological barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few months, the psychological strain in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic has increased significantly, which has affected the ability of border guards to overcome psychological barriers. The article examines the impact of such psychological support in the form of online classes and provides recommendations for the applied use of the program to develop the ability to overcome border guards’ psychological barriers, developed by the authors. The authors suggested a number of methods to test the ability in order to overcome the psychological barriers of border guards in difficult working conditions, and also tested these methods. To examine the ability of border guards to overcome psychological barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic, an online survey of respondents was conducted. The results of the survey were compared with the results in 2014. The study also included the testing of online training programs, which provided for the simulation of service situations in order to correct the errors that are most common done by officers. A constructive part of the study was the research and analysis of psychoregulation and correction of negative, uncomfortable states, emotional, affective and sensory spheres. At the final stage there was a consolidation of the positive results achieved in the process of classes, discussion by the students of the group of experience, emotions, own states.

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Published

2020-12-21

How to Cite

Oleshko, D., Filippov, M., Bets, Y., Basaraba, I., Bets, I., & Bratko, A. (2020). Ability to Overcome Border Guards’ Psychological Barriers During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Journal of Mediation & Social Welfare, 2(1), 44-59. https://doi.org/10.18662/jmsw/2.1/11

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