Franco Fraccaroli

Franco Fraccaroli
Università degli Studi di Trento | UNITN · Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science

prof.; phd

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January 2007 - December 2012
Università degli Studi di Trento
January 1998 - November 2002
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  • Università di Genova
January 1994 - present

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Publications (150)
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We investigated the structural (internal) validity and classification performance of the Italian Short Negative Acts Questionnaire (SNAQ), a 9-item self-report instrument assessing bullying at work. Consistent with recent attention of researchers to control measurement error in predictive models (Jacobucci & Grimm, Perspectives on Psychological Sci...
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Supplementary Material: R codes and Mplus syntaxes for the article “Structural validity and classification performance of the Italian Short Negative Acts Questionnaire: A Structural Equation Modeling approach for building ROC curves” (Perinelli, Balducci, & Fraccaroli, Current Psychology https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03741-4)
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Recent research has shown that even stable psychological constructs, like self-esteem, are not static entities. Accordingly, research on state-trait decomposition is growing, but few studies have been conducted on investigating potential differences across situations. In this contribution, we used a Latent State-Trait model for the combination of R...
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Studies and models of academic self-concept (ASC) have mostly relied on its stability over time, but recent research advancements on individual differences have shown that the majority of psychological constructs tend to change over time. Drawing on literature regarding personality trait change and the RI/EM, we conducted a study aimed at investiga...
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Organizational identification reflects the link between employees and their organization and it has been consistently found positively related to employee health and well-being (Steffens et al. 2017). However, recent reviews and initial empirical evidence questioned the assumption of a uniform linear relation. We propose a mediation model, in which...
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The sociometer theory of self-esteem (STS) argues that one’s self-esteem is affected by one’s perception of the quality of one’s relationships with significant others. Although the STS has been widely used in individual differences research there have been few investigations of its validity and value in organizational settings. Here we provide a sy...
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Background: Recent research postulated that organizational identification plays an important role in employees' health and well-being. Building on the Social Identity Approach as a framework, we test the so-called social cure hypothesis, according to which group-based processes of social support should reduce employees' psychological distress. Desi...
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Negli ultimi decenni si è sviluppato un dibattito inter- disciplinare sulla possibilità di considerare altre tipologie di caratteristiche individuali, oltre alle tradizionali di natura «accademica» e cognitiva, per spiegare il successo formativo e, più in generale, l’acquisizione dello status di cittadino adulto, responsabile e attivo partecipante...
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Although counterproductive work behaviors can be extremely damaging to organizations and society as a whole, we do not yet fully understand the link between employees’ organizational attachment and their intention to engage in such behaviors. Based on social identity theory, we predicted a negative relationship between organizational identification...
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Supplementary Material of Avanzi et al: Appendix A: power analysis with pwrSEM Appendix B: Mplus code for replicating best fitting model (Model 3)
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By drawing on effort-recovery theory, we conducted two studies to explore the short-term process through which workaholism may affect health and to assess the implications of such a process for job performance. In Study 1 we hypothesised that workaholic tendencies would affect daily workload and that daily workload would mediate the relationship be...
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Workplace bullying is an extreme social stressor at work leading to a severe deterioration of health amongst its targets. Research has revealed two important orders of factors that may trigger workplace bullying: Poor working conditions and individual factors such as impaired mental health that determine a personal psychological vulnerability to bu...
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Social firms (SFs) are an appealing model for people with a mental health condition who are having difficulties maintaining their employment in a competitive labour market. The goal of this study is to compare the availability of work accommodations in two types of Canadian SFs, by interviewing supervisors working in adapted enterprises and consume...
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Despite the amount of research on the link between work social characteristics and job attitudes, there is a lack of work on moderators of this relationship. In the present study, we examine the role of age as a moderating effect of this relationship using life-span development theory. The aim of this paper is to study the moderator effect of age i...
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In a number of countries, unemployment rates for people with psychiatric disabilities are much higher than in the general population. On the one hand, the expenses for mental health reach 3.5% of the total public health and social services budget in Québec. On the other hand, social firms (SFs) receive government subsidies. The objective was to com...
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Multiple studies have found that older workers may be disadvantaged in their job search due to explicit age stereotypes. However, no published research has examined the effect of both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) negative age stereotypes against older workers on hiring decisions. The current study fills this gap by using an exper...
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The economic crisis of 2008 increased the number of people living in poverty conditions in Europe. However, poverty condition today is not only related to unemployment, but mostly to new types of job, called poor jobs (OR BAD JOBS): job insecurity, short jobs, etc. are some examples. Thus, job does not always have positive consequences on well-bein...
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Because of work’s contribution to recovery, governments have moved to improve employment rates of people with severe mental disorders (SMDs). Social enterprises (SEs) have been identified as a means to achieve employment. In Ontario, Canada, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) have provided SEs government subsidies. Public funding ar...
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Background: Several factors impact work productivity in employees with a psychiatric condition. Objective: In the context of social firms (SFs) the goal of this study is to test a theoretical model to predict work productivity across time, while considering worker and workplace factors. Methods: 222 people with a psychiatric disability employe...
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We contribute to the understanding of the relationship between organisational identification and work-related stress by examining the role that expanded forms of organisational identification play in explaining the nature of this relationship. The current study explores the extent to which organisational identification and other expanded forms of i...
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Safety performance is recognized as the more proximal and effective precursor of safety outcomes. In particular, safety compliance significantly reduces workplace accidents and injuries. However, it is not entirely clear what role organizational factors play in determining workers' safety. The present study contributes to defining which organizatio...
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The aim was to investigate the effects of organizational change on psychological well-being and work-related stress by considering employees' perceptions of change. A longitudinal survey-based study with two waves over three years was conducted within an organization that underwent an administrative restructuring process resulting in a number of or...
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Objective: People with mental illnesses face stigma that hinders their full integration into society. Work is a major determinant of social inclusion, however, people with mental disorders have fewer opportunities to work. Emerging evidence suggests that social enterprises help disadvantaged people with their work integration process. The purpose...
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This study creates and validates a short, Italian-language scale to measure teacher burnout. To this end, we used two scales from the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory which had already been translated into Italian in a previous study. We administered this measure to two samples of teachers (n1 = 2688 and n2 = 676) in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland....
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This study creates and validates a short, Italian-language scale to measure teacher burnout. To this end, we used two scales from the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory which had already been translated into Italian in a previous study. We administered this measure to two samples of teachers (n 1 = 2688 and n 2 = 676) in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland...
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Recent theoretical and empirical research outlined the role of organizational identification in the stress process. We provide an empirical test of the social identity model of stress by testing a two-step mediation model of the identification-burnout link. We hypothesize that strongly identified teachers will receive more support from colleagues w...
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An organization's survival and its performance are often connected to employees' well-being, which in intensive work conditions can be compromised by employee exhaustion. To date, the last economic crisis has forced several companies to downsize and leave the remaining employees facing higher job demands and vulnerability toward job exhaustion. The...
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As noted by other authors in this volume, the workforce in most industrialised countries is becoming older and more age diverse (Eurostat 2013; Toossi 2012) largely due to people working longer for economic reasons (i.e., instead of retiring) and because of later retirement ages in many countries due to increased longevity (Vaupel 2010). Although t...
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Purpose: Compared to groups with other disabilities, people with a severe mental illness face the greatest stigma and barriers to employment opportunities. This study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between workplace social support and work productivity in people with severe mental illness working in Social Enterprises by takin...
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In this chapter the relationship between job design and older workers is considered. Starting from a conceptual definition of what the concept job and work design is, we consider theoretic approaches to the study of job design over the last decades, including recent frameworks, measurement, and research. We follow this with a specific focus on the...
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The role of organizational change in the process leading to the development of bullying has received only little attention so far. The present longitudinal study aimed at filling this gap by examining a moderated mediation model through Structural Equation Modelling where the mediating effect of psychological strain in the relationship between work...
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This chapter considers what workers face when they get older. It starts with a concise review regarding the demographic and economic trends in industrialized countries. The aim is to explain why ageing at work is one of the main social issues that need to be addressed by society at large. Age-related stereotypes and discrimination against older wor...
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The proportion of older people in the industrialized workforce is increasing owing to the aging of the baby-boom generation, improved health in industrialized countries, changing retirement laws, need for additional income by older workers, and entry of fewer younger people into the workforce in some countries. This "graying" trend of the workforce...
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Little is known about the types of work accommodations and natural supports that are useful for people experiencing severe mental illness working in social businesses. We conducted an exploratory, descriptive and cross-sectional investigation in Australia, Canada and Italy to study the nature of work accommodations and natural supports available in...
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Il presente lavoro si propone di offrire un nuovo contributo alla comprensione del ruolo dell'identificazione organizzativa nello studio dello stress-lavoro correlato. Utilizzando il modello esteso di identificazione organizzativa proposto da Kreiner e Ashforth (2004), si vuole ampliare la comprensione dell'associazione tra reazioni di stress nel c...
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We conducted two studies on workaholism to address three identified gaps in the literature, namely, the job-related affective experiences of workaholics, the relationship between workaholism and job demands, and the long-term mental health effects of workaholism. We also examined gender as a moderator of the relationship between workaholism and its...
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The possibility for age discrimination and stereotypes to affect performance evaluations is rising. Although careful evaluations might be expected from conscientious raters, little is known about whether they might show more or less bias towards certain age groups. Therefore, in our study using a time-lagged design, we investigated the effects of r...
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Following the Karasek stress model, the aim of the present study was to test the relationship between exposure to psychosocial risks (organizational stressors) and psychological distress in a population of 208 employees in small craft work enterprises. Psychosocial factors were assessed by the Health and Safety Executive Indicator Tool. As an outco...
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We investigated the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS) by using an Italian sample (N = 1,027) and a comparable Dutch sample (N = 7,523). We first conducted multigroup confirmatory factor analysis and reliability analysis. We then examined the correlations of the DUWAS with job demands, work-fami...
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Labor market participation by people aged over 40 has been increasing since the mid-1990s. This trend significantly conditions corporate strategies of recruitment and retention to a workforce that is older and in late careers. Recruitment involves a set of organizational actions to attract and hire new personnel from the external labor market. Cons...
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The piaac-it survey was designed with the aim of investigating, with a national survey, items and scales created to analyze the relationship between cognitive and non-cognitive dimensions of skills. The respondents of the piaac-it survey were selected among the people who had participated in the first cycle of piaac-ocse investigation (2011-2012)....
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The aim of this paper is to explore identity dynamics of unit and department leaders in a health-care setting using both social identity and social exchange theories. In particular, we developed a mediational moderated model, in which supervisor trust indirectly influences identification with a subordinate level (i.e., the clinical unit) through it...
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. The Health and Safety Executive Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) is a 35-item questionnaire to assess exposure to seven common psychosocial factors involved in the genesis of work-related stress. Recent work conducted in the UK has provided evidence that the SIT may be reduced to a 25-item questionnaire (the SIT-25) showing the same seven-factor model...
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We agree with and expand on the points made by Costanza and Finkelstein (2015) regarding the definition of “generation” and its measurement, the lack of theory in this area; the harmful effects of propagating generationally based differences to organizations, society, and individuals; and the future directions to make this line of research more app...
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The aim of this paper is to describe research on work-related stress that uses a combined approach between psychophysiology and organizational behavior. This review integrates the previous review (Rizzi, Fraccaroli and Balducci, 2015) focusing on behavioral and cognitive aspects involved in work stress experiences. In particular, we draw attention...
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Despite the growing body of research on work engagement, little is known about what drives work engagement among different age cohorts. This study aims to investigate whether engagement varies across age cohorts and examine the job resources that foster teacher engagement. A questionnaire was distributed to 537 teachers who were employed in element...
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This introduction to the special issue on work, aging, and retirement in Europe consists of 3 parts. First we describe important differences in demographic trends relevant for older workers and retirees, as well as the high variance of the European socioeconomic context, in different countries in Europe. The second section briefly introduces the ar...
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The affect heuristic is a rule of thumb according to which, in the process of making a judgment or decision, people use affect as a cue. If a stimulus elicits positive affect then risks associated to that stimulus are viewed as low and benefits as high; conversely, if the stimulus elicits negative affect, then risks are perceived as high and benefi...
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Although construction is one of the most dangerous sectors and even though small firms account for about 90% of all firms in the EU, there is little evidence about the role of safety climate as a determinant of safety performance both in the sector and in small firms. Moreover, risk attitude is surprisingly understudied as a determinant of safety p...
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Although prior studies have consistently shown that organizational identification can reduce employees' stress and burnout, little is known about the mediating processes that underlie this relationship. Against this backdrop and building on recent theoretical work on the social identity model of stress, the present research tests a two-step mediati...
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The aim of this paper is to describe the connections between psychophysiology and organizational behaviour in regard to work-related stress. The paper reports surveys and research which consider the biomarkers and physiological parameters involved in the experience of work-related stress. Given that the concept of stress is closely bound up with bo...