The role of the ability to manage the time by students in the first year of their studying at the University)

Volume 6, Number 3, 2021, P. 319–325


Article (file: pdf, size: 553 KB, downloads: 289)


The article discusses issues that allow to form an idea of the role of the ability to manage individual time by students during the period of adaptation to the conditions of study at a university. The possibilities of successful educational and professional adaptation of freshmen in the presence of formed time management skills are described. The article presents the results of a study carried out among first-year students of the Nizhny Tagil State Social and Pedagogical Institute, the purpose of which was to determine the conditions for their successful adaptation to university studies. It was found that the presence of formed skills of managing their time allows young people to avoid difficulties in passing intermediate certification. The development (improvement) of such personal qualities and abilities as responsibility and dedication is indicated as the individual results achieved in the first year of study by students with time management skills. The assessment of the first year of study in the new conditions is different for students with different levels of ability to manage their time. The academic year turned out to be eventful and interesting to a greater extent for those young people who do not experience difficulties in managing their time. While students who could not always effectively manage such a resource noted that it was difficult for them to study at a university and assessed the past academic year as follows – «The academic year was difficult for me, studying at a university is not an easy task».


adaptation to studying at a university, students, managing their time


Svetlana A. Lysuenko, Cand. Sci. (Psychology), Director of Testing and Career Guidance Centre, Branch of the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University «Nizhny Tagil State Social and Pedagogical Institute», Nizhny Tagil, Russia

For citation:

Lysuenko S.A. (2021) The role of the ability to manage the time by students in the first year of their studying at the University. Sotsial’naya kompetentnost’ = Social Competence. Vol. 6. No. 3. P. 319–325. (In Russ.)


  1. Arkhangel’skii G.A. (2012) Time management. Moscow: Alpina Publisher. 311 p. (In Russ.)
  2. Goryacheva S.A., Sirotkin A.S., Zhukova V.B. (2018) Time management as a means of successful training of students . Upravlenie ustoichivym razvitiem = Managing Sustainable Development. No. 1 (14). P. 83-89. (In Russ.)
  3. Dankova Zh.Yu., Oreshkova V.V. (2017) Time management as an effective tool for adapting students to training at the Civil Protection Academy of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia. GosReg: gosudarstvennoe regulirovanie obshchestvennykh otnoshenii = GosReg: State Regulation of Public Relations. No. 3 (21). P. 11. (In Russ.)
  4. Dubovitskaya T.D., Krylova A.V. (2010) Research methodology of students’ adaptability in the university. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education. No. 2. (In Russ.)
  5. Emel’yanova I.N. (2016) Strategic priorities of the classical university. Universitetskoe upravlenie: praktika i analiz = Journal University Management: Practice and Analysis. No. 105 (5). P. 4-14. (In Russ.)
  6. Zaivert L. (2007) If you are in a hurry, take your time: new time management in an accelerated world: seven steps to efficiency and independence in the use of time: trans. with him. Moscow: AST; Astrel. 255 p. (In Russ.)
  7. Zeer E.F. (2006). Psychology of professional development. Moscow: Academia. 240 с. (In Russ.)
  8. Kovi Stiven R. (2017) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Personal Development Tools. Moscow: Alpina Publisher. (In Russ.)
  9. Lepilin S.V. (2017) Time as a resource: From Plato and Aristotle to L. Alberti and N. Trubnikov. Aktual’nye problemy i perspektivy razvitiya ekonomiki: rossiiskii i zarubezhnyi opyt = Actual problems and prospects for the development of the economy: Russian and foreign experience. No. 10. P. 41-49. (In Russ.)
  10. Mambaeva S.K. (2014) University education in the light of the Bologna process. Vestnik Bishkekskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. = Bulletin of the Bishkek Humanitarian University. No. 1 (27). P. 107-110. (In Russ.)
  11. Nasledov A.D. (2008) Mathematical methods of psychological research. Analysis and interpretation of data. Saint Petersburg: Rech’. 392 p. (In Russ.)
  12. Simina T.E., Zalygina T.A. (2018) Time management as an effective means of managing the time of an employee of an educational organization. Vestnik Rossiiskogo ekonomicheskogo universiteta imeni G.V. Plekhanova = Vestnik of the Plekhanov Russian university of economics. No. 2 (98). P. 115-121. (In Russ.)
  13. Cheremiskina N.P. (2016) Professional training of students: features of the structure. Problemy sovremennoi nauki i obrazovaniya = Problems of modern science and education. No. 26 (68). P. 111-115. (In Russ.)
  14. Shafranov-Kutsev G.F. (2019) The place of the vocational education system in the formation of the competitiveness of graduates. Obrazovanie i nauka = Education and Science Journal. Vol. 21. No. 4. P. 139-161. (In Russ.)