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. 10, n. 2, june 2017

Table of Contents

Annamaria Di Fabio, Mario Fulcheri, Guido Sarchielli

Editorial

Invited articles
Annamaria Di Fabio, Tommaso Cumbo

Competences and validation of competences: what are the challenges for career services in Italy?

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021701
Invited articles
Giulia Paoloni, Irene Sborlini, Mario Fulcheri

Clinical psychology and university: The importance of specialised counseling for dyslexic students

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021702

This paper aims to highlight the emergent condition of dyslexic students in academic contexts. The new guidelines of the National University Conference of Disability Delegates (CNUDD) tend towards true inclusive education that improves the quality of life of students and increases the possibility of access to the academic world. Psychological counseling as an instrument of preference and a specific approach to communicative action (both individual or group), whose purpose is to address critical moments in the university career, is part of a range of services offered in order to promote and strengthen skills and abilities of student development, in synergy with the activities of reception, guidance, mentoring and teaching mediation, in a perspective of full inclusion and protection of equal opportunities in studies.

Studies and research
Maria Di Nardo, Cristina Ciuluvica (Neagu), Roberta Maiella, Karola Sorgi, Mario Fulcheri

Risk factors and protective factors in female sexual functioning

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021703

This paper describes a survey on risk and protective factors in female sexual functioning in a non-clinical sample. Recent studies have shown that female sexual disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, but not well defined or understood, furthermore, if compared, several difficulties related to the definitions in use of sexual functioning, methodology and analysed populations appear. Other scientific evidence has shown that the incidence of sexual dysfunction is higher in clinical populations, in both sexes. Current data indicates that the most common sexual disorder in women is characterised by dysfunction of desire and arousal. In addition, there is a high proportion of women who have multiple sexual dysfunction.

Studies and research
Yura Loscalzo, Marco Giannini, Giulia Piovi, Chiara Cellai, Valentina Cecere, Maria Rosaria Scordo

WISC-IV: General Ability Index (GAI) or Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) in Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)?

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021704

This study aims to evaluate whether psychologists using the WISC-IV (Wechsler, 2003) to assess intellective ability in children with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) should refer to the General Ability Index (GAI) or to the Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ). 50 children with a diagnosis of SLD participated: 35 with a single diagnosis of SLD and 15 with a double diagnosis. Children had higher scores on the GAI than on the FSIQ and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). Between the two groups of children, a significant difference was found only for the GAI. The results suggest that intellective evaluation in SLD is more accurate using the GAI instead of the FSIQ, with important clinical and preventive implications relevant for counseling.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

Self-Compassion Scale: First contribution to the Italian validation for workers

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021705

The aim of this study is to offer an initial contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS). Participants were 221 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a six-dimensional structure of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Self-Compassion Scale is a valid instrument for measuring self-compassion also in Italian contexts.

Measurements
Annamaria Di Fabio

Evaluation of the Italian version of the Compassion Scale: initial study

DOI: 10.14605/CS1021706

The purpose of this study was to offer an initial contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Compassion Scale (CS). Participants were 214 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a bidimensional version of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Compassion Scale is a valid instrument for measuring employability also in the Italian context.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale (SCBCS). Participants were 187 workers. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a unidimensional version of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale is a valid instrument for measuring employability also in the Italian context.

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