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. 11, n. 1, february 2018

Table of Contents

Annamaria Di Fabio, Mario Fulcheri, Guido Sarchielli

Editorial

This contribution aims to collocate learning processes in a relational inclusive, interpersonal and intrapersonal frame, and to analyse and integrate the factors common to the three currently existing principal methodologies of learning (Scaffolding; Cognitive Apprenticeship; Inquiry Based Learning). The perspective of the new integrated learning model, Relational Based Inclusive Learning Methodology (RBILM), will be enriched with essential components to improve cognitive stimulation, sensitiveness towards learning processes, integration and positioning of new acquisitions within the development process, and cognitive, emotional and relational flourishing of the involved participants.

Studies and research
Alessandra Ricciardi Serafino de Conciliis, Paolo Valerio

Psychodynamic counseling for university students with disabilities. The importance of multidisciplinary teams and inevitable changes to settings.

DOI: 10.14605/CS1111802

This project arises from the need to reflect on the clinical experience matured in psychodynamic counseling for university students with disabilities. The authors focus on the importance of working within multidisciplinary teams and on the characteristics of settings suitable for people with disabilities. The paper shows the changes needed to render psychological services accessible. The authors trace the particularities of this kind of counseling, as it has been delineating over time, by presenting some clinical experiences.

Studies and research
Emanuela Ingusci, Elisa De Carlo, Tania Di Leo, Andreina Madaro, Piegiorgio Mossi

The perspective of professional psychologists in the South of Italy: The current scenario in Puglia.

DOI: 10.14605/CS1111803

The aim of this paper is to explore the current status of the profession of psychologist in the South of Italy and to analyse different professional sectors, discussing the future career of psychologists. The instrument used is a questionnaire/interview which included socio-demographic data, data about skills used in their job and questions about potential skills not used but required for work. Participants were psychologists (N = 333) enrolled in the professional regional register. Results indicated that the profession of psychologist is continually developing. Many opportunities are growing especially in education and in business/work contexts in the private sector.

Studies and research
Mehmet Suphi Inal, Özüm Akdere Köşker, Antonio Raschi, Valentina Marchi, Damla Bulbuloglu, Ornella Bucci, Letizia Palazzeschi, Maria Sousa, Panagiotis Koutoudis, Angeliki Tsameti, Annamaria Di Fabio

Strengthening Entrepreneurial Sparks. First results

DOI: 10.14605/CS1111804

This paper aims to describe the development of a questionnaire to identify needs in relation to entrepreneurship promotion among young people within the European project Strengthening Entrepreneurial Sparks (SPARK). In this article, the results of the administration of the questionnaires in the four countries involved in the project, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey, are presented. The findings of this study consent us to identify needs and also suggest recommendations for policy makers in relation to entrepreneurship promotion among youths.

This study aims to analyse the similarities and differences between decisional styles of the General Decision-Making Style (GDMS) model and decisional styles of the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ). It also aims to analyse the similarities and differences among GDMS and other decisional constructs such as career decision-making difficulties and indecisiveness. The GDMS, the MDMQ, the Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ) and the Indecisiveness Scale (IS) were administered to 191 university students. The results showed specificities of each of the five decisional styles of the GDMS model with respect to the other examined constructs, offering new perspectives for in-depth study.

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). Four hundred and thirty-one workers participated in the study. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a structure with two principal dimensions of leadership: transactional and transformational. In addition, good internal consistency and concurrent validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire is a valid instrument for measuring both transactional leadership and transformational leadership also in Italian contexts.

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery (OFER) Scale. Two hundred and twenty-seven participants were involved in the study. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a three-dimensional structure of the instrument. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the OFER is a valid instrument for measuring the constructs of fatigue, exhaustion and recovery also in Italian contexts.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

The Work And Meaning Inventory: First contribution to the Italian validation

DOI: 10.14605/CS1111808

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Work And Meaning Inventory (WAMI). Participants were 344 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a three-dimensional structure of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Work And Meaning Inventory is a valid instrument for measuring meaningful work also in Italian contexts.

by Antonella Delle Fave, by Annamaria Di Fabio

Counseling e psicologia positiva

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