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. 3, dezember 2019

Table of Contents

Invited articles
Annamaria Di Fabio, Maureen E. Kenny

Claremont Purpose Scale: psychometric properties of the Italian validation for workers

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231901

The purpose of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Claremont Purpose Scale (CPS) for its use in the Italian context among workers. The CPS was administered to 224 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were investigated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a three-dimensional version of the questionnaire. Satisfactory internal consistency and concurrent validity were found. Results indicated that the Italian version of the CPS is a valid instrument for detecting purpose also in the Italian context among workers.

Studies and research
Manuela Zambianchi

Time perspective and eudaimonic well-being in Italian emerging adults

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231902

Two hundred and four emerging adults participating in the research filled in the Italian version of the Swedish Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (S-ZTPI) and the Psychological Well-Being Questionnaire (PWB). Multivariate analyses provided evidences for gender differences on time perspective and psychological well-being; correlational analyses evaluated the relationship between these two constructs; a set of hierarchical regression models explored the role exerted by time perspective on PWB as global score and on its sub-components, after controlling for age and gender. Past positive and future positive resulted positively correlated with overall PWB, while past negative, present fatalistic and future negative resulted significantly, but negatively, correlated with it. Overall psychological eudaimonic well-being resulted in being predicted by all time perspective dimensions, in the expected, hypothesized directions.

Studies and Research
Mariarosaria Izzo, Nicola Piccinini, Eleonora Saladino, Diego Polani, Federico Alessio, Giorgia Bondanini, Marco Vitiello, Gabriele Giorgi

The competence and practice of psychological Coaching for performance in work contexts: a review

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231903

The purpose of this systematic review is to underline the correlations and the usefulness of psychological coaching in performance within work contexts. To achieve this ambition a review of the reference literature was conducted by making use of judges with both an academic and professional background (psychologists coach). All unscientific or excessively qualitative research has been excluded and precise inclusion criteria established. From the Pubmed scientific database 341 articles were analyzed and 13 selected responding to the rigorous criteria set. The analyzed researches confirm the link between psychological coaching and work performance and encourage them to continue on the path undertaken.

Studies and research
Letizia Palazzeschi, Marco Piccioli, Annamaria Di Fabio

High Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Professionalism (HELP) toward the world of work: strengthening resources for resilience

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231904

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between the construct of High Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Professionalism (HELP) and resilience, controlling for the effects of personality traits. The Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ), High Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Professionalism Questionnaire (HELP-Q), the Italian version of Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) were administered to 166 university students. The results showed that HELP added a percentage of incremental variance compared to the variance explained by personality traits, in relation to resilience, offering future perspectives for research and intervention.

Measurements
Marco Giovanni Mariani, Gerardo Petruzziello, Chiara Panari, Rita Chiesa

A Contribution to the Italian Validation of the Manhardt’s Work Values Inventory

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231905

Work values are pivotal for work satisfaction. This research aims at exploring psychometrics properties of Manhardt’s Work Values Inventory, to provide a short tool to measure work values. A sample of 223 students and recent graduates have filled out an Italian version of the scale. Dimensionality and internal consistency have been explored. Results show that the structural dimensions of the original scale have a good internal consistency. However, dimensionality analysis did not align with the three-dimension structure of the original scale, showing instead two factors referred to intrinsic (professional development and growth) and extrinsic (secure and structured job) work values. Limitations — related to sample characteristics and content of the items — and venues for further research are discussed.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

Short Profile of Emotional Competence: Psychometric properties of the Italian version

DOI: 10.14605/CS1231906

The purpose of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Short Profile of Emotional Competence (S-PEC) for its use in the Italian context. The S-PEC was administered to 244 participants. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were investigated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the structure of the original version of the questionnaire. Satisfactory internal consistency and concurrent validity were found. Results indicated that the Italian version of the S-PEC is a valid instrument for detecting emotional intelligence also in the Italian context.

Measurements

Job Safety Scale: Psychometric properties of the Italian version

DOI: DOI: 10.14605/CS1231907

The aim of this study is to analyze the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Job Safety Scale. The scale was administered to 257 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a one-dimensional structure of the instrument. Good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Job Safety Scale is a valid instrument for measuring the perception of job safety also in Italian contexts.

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