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. 2, june 2018

Table of Contents

Annamaria Di Fabio, Mario Fulcheri, Guido Sarchielli

Editorial

Invited articles
Annamaria Di Fabio

Academic Relational Civility Scale: A multidimensional “mirror” measure

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121801

This article presents the psychometric properties of a new multidimensional measure for evaluating academic relational civility (ARC). This new self-report mirror measure has two specular sections (Part A–Me with others in the academic context; Part B–Others with me in the academic context) that detect the perception of academic relational civility, helping to reduce the bias in the assessment process. The scale has three dimensions with good internal consistency: Relational Decency (RD), Relational Culture (RCu), and Relational Readiness (RR). Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit of the model to the data. Good validity was also established. The new mirror measure for assessing ARC is a valid instrument for measuring this construct in the Italian context.

Invited articles
Michela Di Fratta, Paolo Valerio

Observing, talking about and sharing adoption: Psychodynamic group counseling in health and social services

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121802

Psychodynamic group counseling found a favourable application in the Integrated Adoption Route, promoted by a Complex Structure (Maternal Service for children of Brusciano of the ex Asl Na4 merged into Asl Na3sud) according to the Health Care Assistant Integration (Territorial Services, Social Areas, Local Agencies, Accredited Bodies, Third Sector). This clinical and research project introduces a model which can be exported to different institutional contexts. Psychodynamic group counseling is a valid tool for stimulating effective communication and training processes in the psychological and social field. Group work combines and integrates professional knowledge with user experience. The model lends itself to Health Management, promoting the implementation of interventions that ensure specialists’ competence, cost management and timing.

Studies and research
Camilla Righetti, Rita Chiesa

Long-term unemployment in older workers: The resource of adaptability

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121803

This study aims to investigate the perception of long-term unemployment in a group of older workers, focusing on the relationship between resources for adaptability and perceived employability. The theoretical framework is the Conservation of Resources Theory. Participants are 12 unemployed people involved in a programme of reintegration into working life, who accepted to be interviewed. The results confirmed that lack of employment for a long period causes the loss of resources especially in terms of social contacts. However, resources for adaptability may foster a positive spiral that leads individuals to perceive themself as more employable and, consequently, motivates them to engage in rebuilding their careers.

This study aims to take an in-depth look at the relationship between emotional intelligence and the construct of Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery (OFER), checking for the effects of personality traits. The Italian version of the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery Scale (OFER), the Italian version of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short-Form (TEIQue-SF) and the Italian version of the HEXACO-60 were administered to 113 nurses. Findings suggest that emotional intelligence adds a significant percentage of incremental variance in addition to variances due to personality traits with respect to Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery. The results highlight the role of emotional intelligence and its relationship with Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery in particular, and offer new perspectives for research and intervention.

Studies and research
Annamaria Di Fabio, Eleonora Pesce

Workplace Relational Civility, transactional leadership and trasformational leadership

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121805

This study aims to investigate the relationship between workplace relational civility and transactional leadership and transformational leadership, controlling the effects of personality traits. The Italian version of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Italian version of the HEXACO-60 and the Workplace Relational Civility Scale (WRCS) were administered to 114 workers employed in private and public organisations of Tuscany. Workplace relational civility dimensions add a significant percentage of variance in addition to variances due to personality traits with respect both to transactional leadership and transformational leadership. The results highlight the importance of workplace relational civility and its relationship with transactional leadership and transformational leadership, providing new research and intervention perspectives.

Studies and research
Letizia Palazzeschi, Ornella Bucci, Annamaria Di Fabio

Personality correlates of High Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Professionalism Questionnaire (HELP): An exploratory study

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121806

This study aims to examine in an exploratory fashion the personality correlates of the High Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Professionalism Questionnaire (HELP). The High Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Professionalism Questionnaire (HELP-Q) and the Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ) were administered to 183 workers of public and private organisations in Tuscany. Results showed that HELP positively correlated above all to Conscientiousness and its sub-dimension Perseverance and to a lesser extent to Extraversion and its sub-dimension Dominance. The results of this study offer new perspectives of research and intervention in relation to the new integrated HELP construct.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

Job Satisfaction Scale: First contribution to the validation of the Italian version

DOI: 10.14605/CS1121807

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS). Two hundred and sixty-eight workers participated in the study. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a unidimensional structure. In addition, good internal consistency and concurrent validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the JSS is a valid instrument for measuring job satisfaction also in the Italian context.

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Pay Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ). Three hundred and twenty-six participants were involved in the study. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a four-dimensional structure of the instrument. Good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the PSQ is a valid instrument for measuring the constructs of pay satisfaction also in the Italian context.

by Antonella Delle Fave, by Annamaria Di Fabio

Counseling e psicologia positiva

by Annamaria Di Fabio

Interview

by Annamaria Di Fabio

Review

by Letizia Palazzeschi

Announcement



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