Italian Journal of Research and Intervention
An International Scientific Journal

Scientific Committee: Annamaria Di Fabio (Editor in Chief), Mario Fulcheri (Co-editor), Guido Sarchielli (Co-editor)
Periodicity: february, june, november

Vol. 12, n. 1, february 2019

Table of Contents

Annamaria Di Fabio, Mario Fulcheri, Guido Sarchielli

Editorial

Invited articles
Giovanni Santi, Emanuele Leporelli

Architectural space and psychology of sustainability: A new paradigm for living place design

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211901

The design of living places, whether they are new or deriving from the reuse and re-appropriation of existing places, cannot fail to consider the relationship and the bond established between the individual, or a community, and architecture, i.e. the discipline that organises the space, on any dimensional scale, where human beings live. This study analyses this link through the lenses of the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development, as a new area of transdisciplinary research that aims to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of human beings and of communities in their environments.

The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ) for its use in the Italian context. The HSQ was administered to 239 participants. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were investigated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a four-dimensional version of the questionnaire. Satisfactory internal consistency and concurrent validity were found. Results indicated that the Italian version of the HSQ is a valid instrument for detecting humor styles also in the Italian context.

Studies and research
Emanuela Ingusci, Giada Coletta, Elisa De Carlo, Andreina Madaro, Daniela Converso, Barbara Loera, Margherita Brondino

Work-related stress in university teaching staff: A theoretical review

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211903

In recent years, following the emanation of Legislative Decree 81/08, more interest has emerged regarding the topic of work-related stress and the psychosocial risks associated with it. Many studies highlight the harmful effects of work stress on the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations as well. Specifically, several studies carried out in various countries examined the topic of stress in the academic field too. This work aims to carry out a theoretical review on this topic. Starting from studies in current literature, the paper intends to offer an overview of the many studies carried out at a national and international level, with a focus on the antecedents and on the outcomes of work-related stress.

Studies and research
Sofia Maria Cavallaro, Giuseppe Crea

Anxiety about mathematics: Gender and age differences in development

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211904

In the school environment, it has been repeatedly observed how emotional-motivational factors can influence school performance. The aim of this research is focused on the relationship between status and trait anxiety, and mathematics anxiety, and on the influence of anxiety on school-age subjects. A group of 205 students were given the STAI and the MeMa Anxiety Scale for Mathematics, to check whether there is a difference in gender and age in relation to levels of anxiety shown by the students. The results confirm that there is a difference in gender and age in relation to mathematical anxiety. Finally, the research allowed us to study metacognitive strategies in the scholastic field as a method of effective psychoeducational intervention.

The theme of the sustainable development of the anthropized environment involves the current interventions of transformation of territory, above all with the massive phenomena of widespread urbanization that originate, too often, marginal and degrading areas. The design sensibility must therefore generate an overall organic reasoning that takes into account the respect of natural environment, of territory and of built in function of human being, in terms of compliance of virtuous production cycles, with optimization of resources, and especially in new way towards well-being of human being. Well-being in its own and profound meaning, which enriches the vision of sustainability by putting it in a system with the development, progress and respect for the environment in function of human and environment health.

Studies and research
Annamaria Di Fabio, Eleonora Pesce, Chiara Burgassi

Positive Relational Management and Trait Emotional Intelligence

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211906

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between emotional intelligence and positive relational management, checking for the effects of personality traits. The Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ), the Italian version of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short-Form (TEIQue-SF), and the Italian version of the Positive Relational Management Scale (PRMS) were administered to 93 university students. The results showed that trait emotional intelligence added a percentage of incremental variance compared to the variance explained by personality traits, in relation to both the Positive Relational Management (PRM) construct and its three dimensions, offering future perspectives for research and intervention.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio, Mirko Duradoni

The Innovative Behavior Inventory (IBI): Factorial structure and reliability of the Italian version

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211907

The aim of this study is to study the factorial structure and the reliability of the Italian version of the Innovative Behavior Inventory (IBI). Two hundred and seventy Italian participants were recruited. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the seven-dimensional structure of the original scale. Also, the reliability levels detected for the Italian version are in line with those of the original scale. The results suggested that the Italian form of the Innovative Behavior Inventory (IBI) is suitable, in terms of dimensionality and reliability, for the measurement of innovative behaviour at an individual level in the Italian context.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

Compassion scale (CS): psychometric properties of the Italian version

DOI: 10.14605/CS1211908

The purpose of this study was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Compassion Scale (CS) for its use in the Italian context. The CS was administered to 274 participants. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were investigated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a five-dimensional version of the questionnaire. Satisfactory internal consistency and concurrent validity were found. Results indicated that the Italian version of the CS is a valid instrument for detecting compassion also in the Italian context.

The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a short form (12 items) of the Italian version of the Paulhus Deception Scale (PDS) for its use in the Italian context. The PDS was administered to 311 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were investigated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a two-dimensional version of the questionnaire. Satisfactory internal consistency and concurrent validity were found. Results indicated that the short form of the Italian version of the PDS is a valid instrument for detecting self-management and impression management also in the Italian context.

by Antonella Delle Fave, by Annamaria Di Fabio

Counseling and positive psychology

by Annamaria Di Fabio

Interviews

by Annamaria Di Fabio

Reviews

by Letizia Palazzeschi

Announcements



Registrazione presso il Tribunale di Trento n. 1347 dell'08/01/2008. ISSN 2421-2202. Counseling.
Dir. resp. Annamaria Di Fabio