Caterina Arcidiacono

Caterina Arcidiacono
University of Naples Federico II | UNINA · Department of Social Sciences

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The study examined how 807 undergraduate Italian students coped with synchronous, asynchronous, and blended learning environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strengths and weaknesses of online learning were collected via an electronic platform (SurveyMonkey) and then categorized by grounded theory analysis using ATLAS.ti 8.0 software. The results...
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The study presents the Italian adaptation of the Personal and General Belief in a Just World (P-BJW and G-BJW) Scales. Dalbert and colleagues developed these scales to capture the belief in a just world for oneself and a just world in general. After the translation and back-translation, the P-BJW and G-BJW scales were administered first to a pilot...
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Transitioning to adulthood is a fundamental yet challenging phase in human development. Despite its relevance, the literature has paid little attention to the impact that transitioning to adulthood has on multiple aspects of individual well‐being. This is one of the few attempts that has employed a sequential explanatory mixed‐methods study to expl...
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Recent decades have witnessed a growing number of states around the world relying on border control measures, such as immigration detention, to govern human mobility and control the movements of those classified as “unauthorised non-citizens.” In response to this, an increasing number of scholars from several disciplines, including psychologists, h...
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The present chapter examines community trust, considered as the positive expectations of community members towards their local community, with local community being defined as the place where people live and interact. Specifically, this contribution examines the crisis in participation and how community trust is the basic resource for community dev...
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The study investigates how the territorial community can influence the individual and social well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) youth and especially the recognition of their feelings and the construction of their own identity as well as their needs to be socially recognized. This research focuses on the experiences of 30 LGB individuals (23...
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The purpose of this systematic review is to analyze the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects through the lens of community psychology. Our study applied PRISMA methodology, and it was carried out using the PsycInfo, PubMed, Embase, and EBSCO databases utilizing the keywords “connectedness,” “resilience,” “shared action,” “social action,” “trust,” “individua...
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Drawingvoice 2.0 is an instructional method of collaborative pencil and paper drawing to use in the school classroom, followed by Facebook interaction on the drawing produced in class. It is based on a participatory and meta reflective approach, explicitly aimed at deconstructing, negotiating, and reconstructing the meaning that students attribute...
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Following an ecological perspective, reactions to a disaster—such as the COVID-19 pandemic—should be analysed in the interdependence between individual and community dimensions. The present study aims to analyse individual emotional dimensions (anxiety, joy, fear or depressive feelings) and their community dimensions (connectedness, emotional shari...
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This study reconstructed London’ (UK) place identity in young Italian immigrants who have settled in this metropolitan city. The aim was to detect their representation of the hosting society and to investigate their migration experience. Interviews to 10 young Italian migrants (mean age: 27.7; SD: 4.084) were collected and analyzed through thematic...
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For decades, scientific literature has highlighted the discomfort and delay of the transition to adulthood of the young generations of southern Italy. This article examines the experience of the current young generation, strongly disadvantaged by structural factors of their environment, like crime and unemployment, and by a familistic culture. This...
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In the Italian social context difficulties in remaining in the labor market characterizes working mothers, leading them sometimes to resign from their jobs. The aim of this research is to explore narratives of those women dropping out of the workforce during pregnancy and soon after childbirth and their experiences in these circumstances. The study...
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The spread of COVID-19 in Italy resulted in the implementation of a lockdown that obligated the first time the general populace to remain at home for approximately two months. This lockdown interrupted citizens’ professional and educational activities, in addition to closing shops, offices and educational institutions. The resulting changes in peop...
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This study investigated how young Italian people experienced the period of peak spread of COVID-19 in their country by probing their emotions, thoughts, events, and actions related to interpersonal and community bonds. This approach to the pandemic will highlight social dimensions that characterized contextual interactions from the specific perspec...
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Il volume l’Università è comunità racconta con immagini l’esperienza degli studenti di psicologia di comunità del corso triennale in Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche dell’Università Federico II di Napoli offrendo uno spaccato di emozioni, interrogativi e scelte. Le Università italiane affrontano la pandemia Covid 19 accogliendo i propri studenti in...
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Social and health professionals facing gender-based violence in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) express feelings and thoughts closely connected to their place of work and the users of their services. However, research on professionals’ reflexivity and their implications has not been closely investigated. Therefore, this article will describe repres...
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Gender-based violence is a widespread phenomenon and pandemic that affects women’s lives. Many interventions have been activated for perpetrators, but the dropout rate is still high. In order to draw up guidelines for responsibly and sustainably dealing with the phenomenon, this study is aimed at investigating the professionals’ perception of the p...
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been declared a global epidemic by the World Health Organization. Although the attention paid to both the perpetrators and victims of gender-based violence has increased, scientific research is still lacking in regard to the representations of operators involved in interventions and management. Therefore, the fol...
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This study investigated the social and cultural representations that employees of the Municipality of Naples hold concerning violence against women. The aim of this research was to explore if and how they attribute blame for gender-based violence and their perception of the effectiveness of resolution strategies focused on either preventing or acti...
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Gender violence is generally conceived as a phenomenon concerning only adults. Nonetheless, it is also perpetrated within teenagers’ relationships, as many empirical studies have shown. We therefore have focused our attention on a non-probabilistic sample consisting of 400 adolescents living in Naples (Italy), to study the association between sexis...
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Witnessing domestic violence (WDV) is recognized by the Istanbul Convention as psychological abuse that has dramatic consequences on the psychophysical health of children. Therefore, professionals who form the support network for WDV victims play a very fundamental role. In order to draw up useful guidelines for services dealing with WDV, and to gi...
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Although migration-related detention has proliferated around the world, little is known about life inside these sites of confinement for illegalized non-citizens. Building on 34 months of fieldwork, this article examines the lived experiences of center staff and external civil-society actors engaged within Rome’s detention center. We discuss the em...
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This report from the Standing Committee on Community Psychology of the European Federation of Psychological Association provides an overview of higher education in Community Psychology (CP) in 14 European countries. Our findings show that 10 countries have some kind of CP teaching in their educational system. Twenty European universities offer a CP...
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Violence against women is a social problem and has a relevant impact on individual and relational health of victims. In Europe, programs directed to violence perpetrators, as well as to the victims, are fighting against gender violence. In Italy, interventions directed to violence perpetrators were only recently developed. This research aimed at ex...
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A review of the literature has highlighted that some studies have defined an indicator of trust regarding one’s geographical community, but that few studies refer to the community, in relation to the role of its social interactions used to attain and promote personal and collective planning. Therefore, this study introduced community trust as a com...
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Background: Literature on pregnancy highlighted a large number of women abused by their partners, especially among low-income teenagers attending hospital for pregnancy check-ups. Pregnancy represents a key moment for diagnosing domestic violence. Method: This study explores health professionals' perceptions and concerns about domestic violence...
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This study investigated the attributions of hope, trust and identity among non-profit organisation (NPO) operators and residents living in a disadvantaged social context characterised by the lively presence of a community network of groups and associations. In particular, it examined the impact of NPO activities on the daily and future lives of the...
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This study investigated the goals and achievements of women members of organizations active within the city and province of Naples in recent years to detect how they acted in their local context to promote community health and wellbeing. Therefore, 39 representatives from feminist-oriented associations were interviewed to depict the effectiveness o...
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Interventions for ending intimate partner violence (IPV) have not usually provided integrated approaches. Legal and social policies have the duty to protect, assist and empower women and to bring offenders to justice. Men have mainly been considered in their role as perpetrators to be subjected to judicial measures, while child witnesses of violenc...
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In spite of concerns about migration‐related detention, research inside these sites of confinement is scarce. We present an ethnographic exploration into the detention of illegalized non‐citizens in Italy. Transcending individual‐centered analysis, we adopt an ecological framework with a focus on justice. We contribute to create knowledge on the ps...
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Drawing on two years of fieldwork, this article focuses on the lived experiences of women detained inside Rome’s Identification and Expulsion Center, the main migration-related detention facility in Italy. We employed a thematic narrative analysis to examine the narratives of five women with different life trajectories in order to identify continui...
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This study presents the Italian adaptation of the Measure of Moral Orientation Second Revision (MMO-2). Based on Carol Gilligan’s theory of the Ethics of Care, the MMO-2 was designed to measure two complementary moral stances, namely Care and Justice. For this study, questionnaire responses from 683 university students were assessed against an Ital...
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This study presents the Italian adaptation of the Measure of Moral Orientation, second revision (MMO-2). Based on Carol Gilligan’s theory of the Ethics of Care, the MMO-2 was designed to measure two complementary moral stances, namely, Care and Justice. For this study, questionnaire responses from 683 university students were assessed against an It...
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Background: The objective of this study is to present the psychometric and cultural adaptation of the I COPPE scale to the Italian context. The original 21-item I COPPE was developed by Isaac Prilleltensky and colleagues to integrate a multidimensional and temporal perspective into the quantitative assessment of people's subjective well-being. The...
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In the last few decades, research on happiness and well-being has examined many important aspects of human flourishing. However, we believe that some underlying features have also been largely overlooked. In particular, three factors—namely, Context, Social Justice, and Values—do not figure prominently in most investigations of the good life. We fi...
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This article explores critical directions for forging new disciplinary traditions within community psychology, as discussed by a panel at the conclusion of the 6th International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP 2016). The conference itself was constructed as an enactment of a decolonizing approach, looking at the entire globalized system fr...
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The critical community psychology approach to intercultural issues constitutes the theoretical framework for this research. The work has been carried out in the Campania region, in the South of Italy, by a group of University researchers in collaboration with representatives of associations, members of the local community, and Maghrebi immigrants w...
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Gender-based violence is a phenomenon that affects both men and women from every walk of life. It exists in all countries, cultures, classes, ethnic groups, regardless of degree of education, income level, and age. Research literature reveals that gender-based violence occurs not only among adult people, but is now also increasing among young adole...
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This article describes the use of participatory visual and multimedia methods as part of a participatory action research carried out in a highly degraded urban area of a metropolis. The project was developed by the ‘I love Portacapuana’ committee in collaboration with community psychology lab and 180 undergraduate psychology students of the Univers...
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In this paper we introduce the validation of a novel and specific indicator to measure social agency, namely Community Action Orientation (CAO). The study defines the CAO exploratory model as a second order Partial Least Squares-Path Model (PLSPM). The study identifies the latent variables of orientation toward the community selecting 14 items cons...
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A partire da una specifica prospettiva psico-sociale, il contributo intende stimolare la riflessione sullo sviluppo di comunità e l'azione delle imprese sociali nei contesti locali. In particolare il focus vuol essere sulla distanza tra il sapere accademico/scientifico e la nascita e lo sviluppo di pratiche locali di impresa. Infatti esistono conos...
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This contribution sets out to combine the perspective of the degrowth paradigm with that of Critical Community psychology. Following the degrowth argument, the advancement of human well-being calls for a shift from growth-based societies to ones grounded in the ethos of degrowth. In this regard, we acknowledge the necessity for both theoretical pri...
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This paper aims to critically analyse happiness and well-being to find novel ways for theorizing and promoting better life conditions for individuals and societies. The necessity to shift from a subjective view of individual well-being to a more social and contextual version of these constructs is the common thread running throughout the whole work...
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La Camera Blu Journal and Gender Dsu
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LA CAMERA BLU. Journal of Gender Studies, n.14 (2016) Deadline: 31 March 2016 Giorgia Margherita giorgia.margherita@unina.it Anna Gargiulo anna.gargiulo2@unina.it
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Il tema della rigenerazione urbana assume particolari caratteristiche nelle aree urbane costiere, sia per la concentrazione di popolazione, funzioni e attività, sia per l’identità marittima che deriva dalla posizione geografica e dalla storia della comunità. La rigenerazione dei waterfront urbani (Smith e Garcia Ferrari, 2013; Pavia e di Venosa, 20...
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Inspired by a community psychology ecological perspective, this chapter addresses migration-related detention as part of that set of practices implemented by the EU and the Schengen Area to ensure internal security by strengthening external borders control. In particular, it focuses on the Italian context. Starting from a historical overview of the...
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The final chapter discusses the profiles technique, a method that enables researchers and community members to identify the needs, resources, and deficiencies of communities and of local institutions and services. The approach involves the gathering of three types of data: objective (e.g., demographic information and economic indicators), subjectiv...
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Background In recent years, border control and migration-related detention have become increasingly widespread practices affecting the lives of undocumented migrants, their families, and communities at large. In spite of the concern within academia, few studies have directly witnessed the life and experiences of people confined to migration-related...
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The article deals with the topic of domestic violence against women by describing the current state of affairs of the Italian social and cultural context as well as the dangerous influence of media and the actions of the welfare system. The need of disclosure and protection of the women victims of violence is also enlightened. A further aim of this...
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In “Development as Freedom”, Amartya Sen affirms that we may not notice the protective power of democracy in giving people the chance to express their capabilities until a particular problem arises. However, when things go wrong the absence of a system that provides justice for everybody can loom extremely large and put a considerable strain on peo...
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The psycho-oncological literature highlighted the importance of temporal continuity and professional competence when it comes to the relationship between patients affected by cancer and health workers who attend to them. This research has analyzed, from a cultural and community psychology perspective as well as a psycho-semiotic perspective, some t...
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The article describes working experiences in relation to empowering activities, which have been carried out in a local community in the province of Caserta (in Southern Italy), a place characterized by the widespread presence of organized criminal groups. In this study, workplace is intended as a community network aimed at the promotion of coscient...
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The article describes working experiences in relation to empowering activities, which have been carried out in a local community in the province of Caserta (in Southern Italy), a place characterized by the widespread presence of organized criminal groups. In this study, workplace is intended as a community network aimed at the promotion of coscient...
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In this study we provide a thorough analysis of the properties of self-anchoring rating scales that give to respondents the chance to self-anchor according to their responses. In social sciences the reflexive perspective suggests that the researcher’s opinions do not prevail over those of the respondents. Self-anchoring category rating scales seem...
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Good communication between patients, families and healthcare personnel has been shown to have beneficial effects on patient compliance and satisfaction, and to influence health outcomes. The present study uses a dedicated call center for patients undergoing home-based chemotherapeutic treatments to examine the communicative relationship between pat...
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Il testo parte dai temi della psicologia della liberazione, individuandone la continuitŕ degli scopi e della metodologia nella psicologia critica di comunitŕ. Tale percorso apre la stra- da a una critica di quei modelli psicologici che centrano l'attenzione unicamente sul singolo, trascurando aspetti sociali, politici, culturali che con quest'ultim...
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We thought it would be useful to report some of the documents, regulations and enactings which are aimed to the acknowledgement and the affirmation of women's rights. On this account, we provided some links to the original documentations along with a short description of them. The man-woman inequality rapport (Gender Gap In-dex), the Convention for...
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Purpose: To examine the overall impact of alcohol and drug problems on a sample of Italian family members. Sample: 113 family members affected by and concerned about the problem drinking or drug-taking of close relatives recruited from the North (N = 37), the Centre (N = 26) and the South (N = 50) of Italy. Measurements: Family Member Impact scale...
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La ricerca ha voluto applicare il modello ecologico di Prilleltensky allo studio di una realtŕ locale. Lo scopo č stato individuare i fattori che caratterizzano la vita della comunitŕ di immigrati dell'agro aversano. La realtŕ presa in esame č San Marcellino, piccolo paese della periferia Casertana, terra di criminalitŕ, ingiustizia e immigrazione....
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The main goal of this article is to provide guidelines for all community actors on the acquisition of participatory planning tools. There is a growing need for experts capable of participatory interventions to act as social catalysts to promote local well-being and empowerment. Thus, under an ecological approach, 21 young graduates from different f...
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This article presents the results of a detailed interview study with 113 family members (FMs) of people with serious alcohol or drug problems, drawn from three different areas of Italy: Ravenna, a medium-sized town in the North (n = 37), and two large cities, in the Centre (Rome, n = 26), and the South (Naples, n = 50). Interviewers used a semi-str...
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The current article describes an investigation among young people with an ecological perspective, using a sequential mixed methods design in accordance with the Tashakkori typology (Tashakkori & Teddlie 2003).Firstly, the qualitative research considered the orientation of young people towards action in their local communities, focusing on the way t...
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Providing treatment and help to family members of people with alcohol and drug problems is a new approach. In the UK, a new intervention—the ‘5‐Step Method’— has been developed, which has shown positive results in reducing family members' symptoms and improving their coping. This method has been utilized in Italy, also with positive results. This p...
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Background: A feasibility study of an intervention aimed at helping and supporting family members, affected by a relative's alcohol or drug problems, was undertaken in an Italian health services context. Aims: To assess professionals’ (Italian general practitioners and community addiction staff) views about the usefulness and applicability of a 5-s...
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Background: Family members of people with serious alcohol or drug problems are negatively affected by the behaviour and problems of their substance misusing relative. Aims: Conduct a feasibility study, testing whether a intervention successful in the UK, aimed at helping family members of people with alcohol or drug problems (the 5-Step Interventio...