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. 1, february 2017

Table of Contents

Annamaria Di Fabio, Mario Fulcheri, Guido Sarchielli

Editoriale

Annamaria Di Fabio, Tommaso Cumbo

Career management and employability

DOI: 10.14605/CS1011701

This contribution delineates the evolution of the concept of career from the 20th to the 21st century, from predetermined and predictable development through established stages to flexibility and change in relation to fluid organizations and liquid societies. The evolution of the definition of the employability construct is subsequently presented and the instruments available to detect this construct are described. The pillar of accountability for interventions in the 21st century in support of employability and professional career management is then introduced. Finally a reflection on services in support of employability is offered.

This paper aims to illustrate the self-perceived employability characteristics that should be strengthened in order to self-manage career paths in new working environments with a high rate of job insecurity. In particular, self-reflexivity and self-assessment processes are analysed. They are functional to increasing skills of self-regulating the relationship between the person and work, which represent a key aspect of employability. By supporting these processes, guidance and counseling services can become effective instruments for implementing social equity policies through the dissemination of specific procedures suited to providing personalised support aimed at strengthening individuals’ employability in their different stages of adult life.

This contribution focuses on the reconstruction of competences in self-assessment, validation, and certification, underlining the anticipated results, effects and opportunities. In particular, after outlining the socio-economic scenario and the current characteristics of the labour market, the areas in which the reconstruction of the experience is an emerging practice are defined and methodological issues and the different meanings of competence are presented. The article concludes with a reflection on the unexpected effects and new frontiers of reconstruction and recognition of competences, considering learning and self-efficacy, and going beyond budget, validation and certification.

This contribution aims to highlight the existing relationship between competence self-assessment and counseling. Starting from the definition of competence self-assessment and from the declination of the concept of purposeful identitarian awareness, the contribution introduces aspects of innovation in competence self-assessment in light of the latest career theories for the 21st century. Finally, it presents the relationship between competence self-assessment and counseling psychology, emphasizing the aspects of counseling which are useful in competence self-assessment.

Chiara Patierno, Danilo Carrozzino, Mario Fulcheri

Complex applications of clinical psychological counseling in the healthcare setting

DOI: 10.14605/CS1011705

This study is aimed at dealing with the complex potential applications of clinical psychological counseling in the healthcare setting by highlighting its clinical relevance. The paper, which includes specific preliminary definitions of both the complex epistemic-etymological dimensions of the word counseling, and the original concept of the function of counseling, consists of a non-systematic review of scientific literature, aimed at reporting and examining the most significant intervention objectives of clinical psychological counseling in various medical and healthcare settings.

The aim of the study was to make a contribution to the understanding of the psychological resources (psychological capital, career commitment, labour market outlook and career orientation) associated with career choices in a sample of 294 young NEETs. Cluster analysis allowed us to trace back the recurrence of certain distinctive subjective resources associated with specific socio-demographical variables. Results showed important operative implications in terms of vocational guidance and job placement.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Dispositional Measure of Employability (DME). 296 workers participated. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a five-dimensional version of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Dispositional Measure of Employability is a valid instrument for measuring employability in the Italian context.

Annamaria Di Fabio, Letizia Palazzeschi

Occupational Engagement Scale: First contribution to the Italian validation for workers

DOI: 10.14605/CS1011708

The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Occupational Engagement Scale (OES) for workers. 181 workers participated. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a bi-dimensional structure of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Occupational Engagement Scale for workers is a valid instrument for measuring occupational engagement also in Italian contexts.

Columns
by Antonella Delle Fave, by Annamaria Di Fabio

Counseling and positive psychology

Columns
by Pier Giovanni Bresciani

Work and organizational psychology and counseling

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