Cinzia Novara

Cinzia Novara
Università degli Studi di Palermo | UNIPA

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The aim of this research was to explore Italian students’ lockdown experience during the COVID-19 pandemic to understand their emotions and the coping strategies they played out during their daily lives at home through photo diaries. The research was carried out in six Italian universities involving 109 participants. The task required each student...
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Purpose: This study aims to highlight how easy it is for immigrants to break Italian law because of the country's inadequate cultural and linguistic mediation service. Insufficiencies in this service also have a negative impact on both the psychological and physical health of migrant prisoners. Furthermore, Italian is used in legal disputes and pr...
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This article analyzes whether migrants’ distress factors are reduced, and life satisfaction increased by the sense of community and support from friendship or family networks, with age and length of residence serving as co-variables. Host country, gender, migration (economic/non-economic), employment (employed/unemployed) and legal status (regulate...
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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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The accessibility to national health services by immigrants residing in our country has produced a widespread improvement of health indicators and health prevention for the entire population. The main goal of this study is to investigate the welfare conditions of immigrants, alongside two fundamental sources of psychological resources. In particula...
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Il contributo ha l'obiettivo di comprendere come la comunita` accademica si sia riorganizza-ta in tempo di COVID-19, muovendosi tra difficolta` e soluzioni innovative, poste dalla didatti-ca a distanza. Nello specifico, mediante una metodologia di ricerca mista quali-quantitativa, si analizzano le esperienze di 40 docenti dell'Università di Palermo...
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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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The research focuses on the influence of emotional, cognitive, and social climate on the language choices of multilingual families, and the impact they can have on their general well-being, intergenerational relationships, and the community context. The methodological framework of reference is Grounded Theory. Collected data concern language practi...
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The physical activity and sport are key elements for a healthy lifestyle. However, a little-investigated element is the presence of a possible relationship between school or academic performance and the participation in physical activity and sport in groups of preadolescents and adolescents. In order to clarify the complex relationship between mind...
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The current study analyzed how identity, couple, and intergroup dynamics are related to life satisfaction among 210 intercultural partners living in Italy. Three levels of analysis were considered: a micro level, taking into account the identity aspect of each partner in terms of self- or hetero-ethnic identification; a meso level, examining the pa...
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The article analyzes the training needs of managers belonging to public and private companies in the Region of Sicily, Italy, using focus groups. Fifty-two managers took part in the research—32 executives and 20 employees with intermediate positions in collaboration with senior management. This is a qualitative research with explorative purposes wh...
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The current study examines the association between different components of school climate (teacher–principal and teacher–parent relationships, parents’ involvement in school activities, connection between school and the local services) and teachers’ competences and knowledge regarding the adoption experience. Participants were 573 teachers (95.7% w...
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As the result of armed conflict, poverty or natural disasters, many children move away from their families and culture of origin. In 2014, in Italy, the number of unaccompanied foreign minors was approximately 11,000. They represent the most vulnerable of the migration phenomenon and for this reason, in December 2013, the Directorate General of Imm...
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In Italy, as in Europe, the number of internationally adopted school-age children is increasing. The school is the first place where they can meet their new context enabling the good achievement of the whole integration and adoption processes.The research uses a qualitative method to explore the representations and the strategies that guide the edu...
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In Italy, as in Europe, intercountry adoption has undergone a strong growth in the last few years. According to statistical data by the Commission for Intercountry Adoption (CIA, 2014), only in 2013 about 2,825 children arrived in Italy to be adopted, 43.8% of them are between 5 and 9 years old. The school is, therefore, the first place where they...
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The nature of the job of people working in emergency situations is such that they may experience high levels of stress. The study analyses the relationship between social support and coping in 182 Emergency Service professionals of three professional categories operating in dangerous situations: military, frontier police and firemen. The research c...
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In Italy, the number of adopted school-age children is increasing. According to the Commission of Intercountry Adoption (2013), 3106 children were adopted, 47.5% of them are between 5 and 9 years old. The present action-research aims at exploring the spread of good approaches in schools in terms of welcoming of adopted children. For this purpose, 2...
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This study focused on the future trainers’ attitude in respect of gender, sex and sexual orientation. Contrary to previous research studies, which associate to a greater knowledge a better attitude, our results shown that prejudices are still present even for graduate students. Therefore, it urges a reflection on a new teaching paradigm able to pro...
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La cultura (o ) nasce - ma il dibattito č molto aperto - all'interno del punk rock, come una realtŕ musicale in crescente evoluzione, in grado di mixare sonoritŕ e modelli a prima vista vicini all'area punk, ma nei fatti fortemente differenziati. Nell'ultimo decennio, l'evoluzione che ha condotto ad esperienze sonore come l' ha mostrato una forte c...
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The present research aims at understanding how the same body may became object of aggression and destruction by adolescents’ self-injurious behaviours. Particularly, self-injurious behaviours are those finalised to destruction or deliberate alteration of one's body, even if without a conscious suicidal intention. The research aims at studying the r...
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- The paper is focused on the relationship between theoretical and interventions of actionresearch in community psychology. The authors analyzed some action-researches applying the commitment question analisys model. Keywords: community, participation, question analisys
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Modern culture, based on disinhibition of cultural trends and on heterodirection, is promoting openmindedness attitudes towards ethnic diversity, but on the other hand also new forms of social representations of the foreigner. Social representation is situated between the psychic field and the social one; it is the representation of oneself and of...

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