Giovanni Giulio Valtolina

Giovanni Giulio Valtolina
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart | UNICATT · Department of Psychology

PhD
Associate Professor

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September 2009 - present
Fondazione ISMU (Initiatives and Studies on Multiethnicity)
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Publications (71)
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Analizzare le condizioni di vita delle famiglie migranti in cui è presente un figlio disabile risponde a una esigenza quanto mai attuale. Le reti familiari in cui è presente un minore disabile possono essere considerate potenzialmente multiproblematiche: la loro vulnerabilità, infatti, è legata tanto alla diagnosi, alla cura e alla gestione della d...
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The DSM-5 has included Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a potential new behavioral addiction related to some developmental risks such as depression, anxiety, attention disorders, social phobia, behavioral disorders, low academic performance. IGD stemmed from the previously proposed diagnosis of Internet Addiction (IA), which was also considered a...
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This study investigates whether the quantity and quality of contact with migrants and perceiving that cultural diversity is accepted at school (as a dimension of the perceived school climate) are associated with perpetrating bullying toward migrant classmates. Quantity and quality of contact are also examined as moderators of the association betwee...
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Il volume intende analizzare come, seppur in una situazione per molti versi emergenziale, siano stati attivati - al Nord come al Sud - servizi, iniziative e progetti che possono essere qualificati come buone pratiche, ossia prassi operative efficienti e innovative , dotate di coerenza interna ed esterna, sviluppate in un'ottica interculturale. 978-...
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Despite the worldwide dramatic spread of religious-based discrimi-nations, persecutions, and conflicts, both o icial data and academic literature have underestimated their role as a root cause of contemporary migrations. This multidisciplinary study aims to overcome this gap. Through an unprecedented collection of theoretical analysis and original...
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The Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been included in the third section of the DSM-5 as a new behavioral addiction, related to some developmental risks such as depression, anxiety, attention disorders, social phobia, behavioural disor- ders, low academic performance. Similar to the IGD, the Internet Addiction (AI) has also been studied as a behav...
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Resumen Este artículo interroga la compleja interacción del proceso de aculturación y la construcción de la identidad étnica en menores con antecedentes migratorios. Después de describir la centralidad del concepto de "etnicidad", se presenta una tipología de cuatro identidades "posibles", a partir del modelo cuádruple de estrategias de aculturació...
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Zanfrini Introduzione. Il lavoro che m(n)obilita. Contrastare la marginalità, valorizzare il potenziale, promuovere lo sviluppo / Zanfrini Il lavoro degli immigrati in Europa e in Italia: una sfi-da paradigmatica per la costruzione di un'economia inclusiva / Esposito La crisi dei rifugiati e la sfida dell'inclusione lavorativa / Valtolina E BoErchi...
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Migration in Italy and in the EU are undergoing radical changes. In its Twenty-third Italian Report on Migrations 2017, the ISMU Foundation estimates that, as of 1st January 2017, the foreign population in Italy has reached 5.958.000 people and looks at the new migration trends in Italy and Europe. The Report highlights how in 2017 the so-called “m...
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In this chapter, a picture of the presences and characteristics of the UAMS present in the EU countries, and in particular in Italy, is presented. Moreover, the main innovations introduced by law 47, approved on 7 April 2017 are illustrated. Subsequently, some initiatives ‒ aimed at the reception and integration of UAMS ‒ are presented; specificall...
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From a psychological point of view, children with one or both parents migrated abroad may face the stressful condition generated by the separation in different ways, such as developing inappropriate behaviours, or experiencing trauma, or adopting dysfunctional cognitive mecha-nisms. Such reactions depend on several variables, but the emotional negl...
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Despite the increasing social impact of unaccompanied migrant minors (UAMs) in many European Union (EU) member states, EU regulations on UAMs are still inadequate and the necessary protection measures are thus insufficient. More specifically, the “best interest of the child”, stated in a large number of international documents, may not be properly...
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The researchers of this study have two aims: The first one is to verify whether PTS symptoms, evaluated at 87 hours and at 3 months post-partum, are associated with MM and parenting stress, measured at 17 months post-partum. The second purpose is to investigate, at 17 months, the predictive effects of PTS symptoms on the dimensions of parenting str...
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In recent years, the unaccompanied minors have become a stable component of the migration flow towards the EU, especially those fleeing from war contexts. Yet the literature on unaccompanied minors is - to date - still very limited and not exhaustive, unlike the literature on other groups of migrant minors, such as those migrating with their famili...
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Yearly report on migration and integration in Italy. This book touches upon a wide array of topics, amongst which the politics of migration, legal framework, labour market outcomes, education, health, and so forth.
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Within the yearly Italian Report on Migrations (2016 edition) realized by the ISMU Foundation – the main Italian scientific institution on migrations and interethnic cohabitation – this chapter focuses the attention on migrants’ insertion in the Italian labor market. It illustrates the characterizing features of migrant labor demand’s and supply’s,...
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-This study investigated whether an Expressive Writing intervention decreased depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms after childbirth. 113 women (M age = 31.26 yr., SD = 4.42) were assessed at Time 1 for depression (Beck Depression Inventory) and PTS (Perinatal PTSD Questionnaire) in the first days after childbirth, then randomized to either...
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In many parts of the world, with populations of multi-ethnic background, prejudice-particularly towards visible minorities-is known to begin in early childhood, between 3 and 6 years of age. There is still a debate as to what age group should programs to reduce prejudice and enhance respect for ethnic differences be targeted: in middle childhood, w...
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The paper reviews the results of several regarding the coping strategies of migrant adolescents in Italy. Distinguishing between problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping, the data highlight a prevalence of emotion-focused coping in second generation adolescents. Further investigation is needed in order to examine the relation between age,...
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This article discusses the matchmaking process of arranged marriages in the migration context. The focus is on general features of arranged marriages rather than differences among different ethnic groups. It is highlighted the importance of recognising the shift from the "consensually" arranged marriages - as from the home country of the parents -...
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Parental physical punishment has been intensely studied. Nevertheless, many issues still have to be clarified and outlined. One of them is the role of cultural context where physical punishment takes place. The article presents a review of the most recent studies examining the complex relation between physical punishment and the role of cultural co...
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In latest years, international charters of Human Rights have changed advocacy for development. Rights-based approaches to development are now customarily legitimate by the UN, as well as by civil societies bulk (Grugel, 2013). At last the efficacy of international rights charters is their handy value. Concentrating on one of the most broadly endors...
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Parental physical punishment has been intensely studied. Nevertheless, many issues still have to be clarified and outlined. One of them is the role of cultural context where physical punishment takes place. The article presents a review of the most recent studies examining the complex relation between physical punishment and the role of cultural co...
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The rights of children are outlined in article 24 of the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union; the binding catalogue of rights which institutions and member states are bound to respect when applying EU law. Although this article has undoubtedly been taken very seriously since the Charter was adopted in 2000, there are indications tha...
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In the article the different features of the concept of identity are presented, from a psychological perspective, in order to analyze how belongings affect the development of ethnic identity in migrant teens and how this influences their aspiration in order to obtain the citizenship of the receiving country. Several identitarian proposals are descr...
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A short book which paints the portrait of migration and relating phenomena in the Italian context
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The phrase "children left behind" refers to minors who are left in their home country while one or both of their parents emigrate for work for at least six months. From a quantitative point of view, children left behind in countries with strong migratory pressure are many. Separation of families in migration is tied to implications about well-being...
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Physical punishment and the role of cultural context: a review Parental physical punishment has been intensely studied. Nevertheless, many issues still have to be clarified and outlined. One of them is the role of cultural context where physical punishment takes place. The article presents a review of the most recent studies examining the complex...
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The author presents a classification of parenting, according to the most recent studies. Its specific multidimensional nature is highlighted, considering this specificity as the reason why the parents need to adapt the caring practices to the culture, the society and the unique features of their child. So, parenting has been outlined as a modular a...
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Studies highlight that the recomposing of migrant families and the appearance of second generation in the host society need to be supported by specific actions. The article presents the various forms of family reunification and considers the different variables involved in such a challenging process. Accompanying and bearing this extensive practice...
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Sebbene all'Italia sia riconosciuto il merito di aver scelto da tempo modelli di inclusione sociale per le persone disabili e di aver previsto, al riguardo, una serie di supporti legislativi in favore del loro inserimento lavorativo, rimangono ancora da compiere importanti passi in avanti. Dopo la presentazione della legge 68/1999, che introduce pe...
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The aim of the present study is a comparison of family relations in families with an obese adolescent and families with a normal-weight adolescent. Particularly, we studied the parents' and children's perceptions of some crucial areas of their relationship, e.g., communication, support, and some factors of "psychosocial risk" for the adolescents. W...
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The present aim was to explore the body-image perception of a group of 60 hospitalized obese subjects, aged between 25 and 50 years, undergoing a weight loss treatment and 60 normal-weight persons. The 1978 modified version of the Askevold perception test by Allamani, Marasco, Michele, and Morandi was given. This nonverbal test is aimed at evaluati...
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The present study investigated the effects of a treatment, including diet, exercise, and psychoeducational groups, on the severity of the psychopathology of obese subjects. The 120 subjects (60 male and 60 female), aged 20 to 50 years, were hospitalised for about two months. The mean Body Mass Index (BMI) at the start was 40.9 (SD = 5.3) and at the...
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33 mother-child dyads with an obese child (aged 9 to 12 years) and a similar control group were studied. The power interaction was used as an indicator of the style of the relationship between mother and child. To analyse the interactions the model of Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson was used because it considers three different possible situations...

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