Irina Macsinga

Irina Macsinga
West University of Timisoara · Department of Psychology

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Recovery activities during short breaks taken between work tasks are solutions for preventing the impairing effects of accumulated strain. No wonder then that a growing body of scientific literature from various perspectives emerged on this topic. The present meta-analysis is aimed at estimating the efficacy of micro-breaks in enhancing well-being...
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Report on barriers towards and drivers of energy equality in the energy union.
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This practical guide aims to stimulate creative andreflexive learning processes, engaging workshopparticipants in the facilitated debate around theprocesses and the outcomes of implementing innovativepolicies as well as the co-definition of alternative policypathway.
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The report presents the results of the policy scenario workshops implemented in five clusters of social innovations: (i) Holistic, shared, and persistent mobility planning (Zürich, Switzerland and Groningen, the Netherlands); (ii) Island renaissance based on renewable energy production (Samsø, Denmark and El Hierro, Spain); (iii) Energy efficiency...
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International migration has a powerful impact on both the sending and receiving countries, especially for adults migrating for better working conditions and leaving family members, including children, behind. Increasing numbers of left-behind children in Romania (Save the Children Romania, 2019) require attention and support through specific polici...
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In the context of adult labor migration in Europe, Romania is one of the leading work force sending countries, with 93 648 left behind children according to the ANPDCA (2017). The purpose of this empirical study is to investigate the perceived difficulties and outcomes of young adults with a left behind background. The sample size was 193 adults (8...
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The main objectives of Deliverable 6.1 are to identify all relevant actors and their social networks, as well as to highlight the drivers of and the barriers to social innovations analysed in all case clusters in SMARTEES. This is done with a two-fold intention: On the one hand, input is given for the Agent-Based Models constructed in WP7, simulati...
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There is a substantial body of literature on public understandings of large-scale ‘environmental’ phenomena such as climate change and resource degradation. At the same time, political science and economics analyse the governance arrangements to deal with such issues. These realms of research rarely meet: there has been little research into people’...
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Purpose This study analyzes the moderating effects of the broad personality traits associated with the Five-Factor Model of personality, on the relationship between qualitative and quantitative job insecurity and physical and mental health complaints. Design/methodology/approach Self-report data collected in a cross-sectional study from a hetero...
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The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between personality, various happiness-increasing strategies and levels of happiness. We wanted to see whether some happiness-increasing strategies lead to increased levels of happiness over and above personality traits (such as extraversion). Participants from Romania (N= 40) aged 19...
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• A participatory backcasting methodology has been developed for the GLAMURS project, entitled participatory backcasting for sustainable lifestyles and a green economy. It consists of two stakeholder workshops; a first workshop for problem exploration and development of visions for sustainable lifestyle and a green economy followed by a second work...
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This study seeks to explore whether neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness moderate the influence of relationship conflict experienced in groups on changes in group members' evaluative cognitions related to teamwork quality (teamwork-related mental models). Data from 216 students, nested in 48 groups were analyzed using a multilevel mode...
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The concept of recovery opportunities is a key concept in recent research on stress. Starting from the Conservation of Resources Theory, the aim of this study is to explore incremental value added by recovery opportunities, on top of family and personal resources, to the employee's well-being. Well-being was operationalized as work engagement and h...
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ABSTRACT Although previous research has been focused on the relationship among personality, empowerment, and outcomes, little is known about the incremental effect of empowerment on positive work outcomes. This article aims at exploring the relation between personality factors (i.e., extraversion and conscientiousness) and positive work outcomes (i...
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This study proposes to investigate the relations between 3 factors that are related to students’ motivation and performance (Leary, 2007; Lane, Lane, & Kyprianou, 2004): locus of control (LOC), self-esteem and academic attributional style (AAS). We also assess the causes identified for academic failure and the coping strategies. A lot of 80 student...
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The present research analyses relations between explicit, implicit and peer-assessment of two personality variables: Extraversion and Conscientiousness. Students (N = 43) were evaluated by their peers on 32 adjectives relevant for the two personality dimensions. In addition, they completed the IPIP-50 personality questionnaire and the Semantic Misa...
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Misattributions people make about their own reaction to ambiguous stimuli can be used to measure personality self-concepts implicitly. On the basis of a semantic misattribution priming paradigm [semantic misattribution procedure (SMP)], we assessed the implicit personality self-concept related to three dimensions included in the Big-Five model: con...
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International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) is a project aiming to develop measures of individual differences as part of the public domain. This project emerged as an alternative to personality assessment instruments, which are protected by copyright. IPIP-50 is an instrument developed through the IPIP project, which measures the five dimensions of...
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Individuals' self-esteem is not affected by all positive or negative outcomes, but only by the results in a specific domain that they consider important. According to the Contingencies Self-Worth Model (Crocker & Wolfe, 2001), one will invest effort in obtaining positive results only in areas that one considers relevant for self-evaluation. The pre...
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The aim of the present pilot study was to identify a series of motivational and cognitive variables that shape the students’ academic performances. The study sample was represented by 72 students from the Psychology specialization, selected according to academic performance during the first two study years. The portfolio of tests used included: Mot...
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Stereotypes of mental illness related to dangerousness, handicap and lack of control lead to negative emotional reactions and discriminatory behavior. While there is a growing literature on mental illness perception among adults, less is known about how adolescents view mentally ill people. This study investigated adolescents' lay perspective on th...
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The relationship between irrational beliefs and explicit and implicit self-esteem was examined in two consecutive studies (N1 = 117; N2 = 102) conducted on undergraduate university students. Two robust findings were the negative correlation between explicit self-esteem and self-downing, a particular type of irrational belief and the absence of a co...
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The aim of this research is to discuss an application of the successful intelligence model during the final evaluation of students' performance attainments. More precisely, the aim of this study is to look at the extent in which academic performance is influenced by internal factors (the student's dimensions of personality) and by situational facto...

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SMARTEES is a transdisciplinary research project which aims to support the energy transition and improve policy design by developing alternative and robust policy pathways that foster citizen inclusion and take local peculiarities into account. To reach these objectives, SMARTEES examines fives types of energy and mobility related local social innovation in ten front-runner cities across Europe. The results stemming from this analysis will then feed into the development of a policy sandbox tool. Using a comprehensive modelling approach, this tool will help forecast the effects of policy measures and social innovation in similar local contexts, thereby supporting the improvement of policy design and decision-making. Through these means, the project will contribute to achieving a resilient, low-carbon and climate-friendly Energy Union that puts citizens at its core. The SMARTEES project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 763912.
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