Riccardo Sartori

Riccardo Sartori
University of Verona | UNIVR · Department of Human Sciences

Work Psychology, Ph.D

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are fuelled by technical and practical educational modules. The teaching staff adopts both traditional and innovative pedagogical frameworks to increase the generalization and maintenance of practical skills. At the same time, VET teachers and trainers have a few occasions to promote and include disc...
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Aim/Purpose: This paper presents a quantitative investigation of the organizational factors predicting the attrition of doctoral students’ experience of meaning and how meaningful experience and meaningless work affect doctoral students’ mental health and achievements. Background: Today’s academic environment subsumes neoliberal principles of indiv...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our life leading to a completely new world, increasingly complex and uncertain. This is also evident in the workplace, especially on how employees experience and perceive their work. Indeed, it is not surprising that current critical reflections in the study of work and organizations give attention...
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Charitable donations represent a possible indirect way to face the social challenge of poverty with people donating a certain amount of money independently of their social status and social roles. As such, scholarly authors devoted to the study of charity and donating behavior have proposed several models following different perspectives to explain...
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In the current times of labor market transformations characterized by increasing globalization and digitalization processes, institutions and organizations are aiming at fostering employees' levels of employability via training interventions at work. Higher levels of employability sustain employees' competitiveness and job security as well as organ...
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In the framework of positive psychology approach, the present study reports the effect of a mixed human resources (HR) intervention program. We developed an intervention by the integration of the classic resource-based intervention with the specific strength training program named FAMILY. Then, we examined the extent to which such a combined interv...
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This paper introduces the Meaning in Work Inventory (ME-Work), a psychometric scale formed by examining meaning in work theories in analogy with the meaning in life research evidence. The ME-Work is a modular questionnaire aimed to assess three independent aspects of meaning in work, i.e., work as a source meaning (module 1), meaningful and meaning...
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The paper deals with the concepts of operational efficiency (good job performance) and interactive efficiency (good organizational climate) in the perspective of organizational coexistence. Operational efficiency is basically a measure of the efficiency of profit earned as a function of operating costs. The greater the operational efficiency, the m...
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Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) is costly for organizations and their members. In this study, we adopted the theory of planned behavior and the effort-reward imbalance model to understand how behavioral intention relates to actual CWB, how such a relationship arises from personal beliefs and social norms, and whether perceptions of imbalance...
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Introduzione. Negli ultimi anni, la sfida di supportare i lavoratori nel tradurre intenzioni positive e proattive in comportamenti reali ha suscitato un certo interesse tra autori e professionisti della psicologia del lavoro e delle organizzazioni. Da qui sono emersi diversi modelli di intervento incentrati a livello individuale guardando o alla di...
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Introduzione. La pandemia da COVID-19 ha influenzato molti aspetti della nostra vita portando a vivere in un mondo completamente nuovo, sempre più complesso e incerto. Ciò si rileva anche nel contesto lavorativo e in particolare su come i lavoratori considerano il proprio lavoro. Non è un caso che le attuali riflessioni critiche si concentrino su q...
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Purpose – The alignment between the labour market and initial vocational education and training (IVET) is placing always more importance on technical knowledge and skills, whilst metacognitive competences such as critical thinking and media literacy are increasingly neglected. In the context of IVET, this results in authors and practitioners paying...
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Purpose This paper aims to empirically compare the degree to which two technological interventions, based on the computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and the technology acceptance model (TAM), were associated with a different incidence of financial biases. Design/methodology/approach The study adopted a quasi-experimental research desi...
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Purpose Given the exponential and massive technological disruption in work that Industry 4.0 will lead to, nowadays, authors and practitioners within the field of education and training are witnessing increased attention on the features of and threats to employability and integration in current labor transformations. The purpose of this paper is to...
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The present study uses agent-based modeling (ABM) to examine the effectiveness of a nudge policy for improving recycling behavior. In our simulation, agents’ recycling behavior is computed by components of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (i.e., attitudes, perceived behavioral control, social norms) and influenced by other agents as well as their su...
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Nowadays, being able to understand and infer reasonable conclusions based on great amounts of numerical information represents a key competence to succeed both in education and work. Numeracy is defined as the ability to understand, think, and reason using numbers and math concepts. Such competence is key in the field of behavioural finance where i...
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The present contribution proposes a review of the literature aimed at highlighting which are the key competencies that will define the job profiles in industry 4.0 and what could be the most suitable training strategies to promote its development. The process of collecting and analyzing the contributions, selected following the principles of the sy...
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The contribution presents evidence of the role played by personal and organizational characteristics of employees in the experience of meaningful work. As referred to the individuals’ experience of value and significance of their work, meaningful work is a critical working phenomenon both for individuals (e.g., individuals’ well-being) and organiza...
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In organizational psychology, the authors’ awareness of the concerns about the current academic working conditions and their potential impacts on PhD students’ mental health is increasing. Accordingly, authors have witnessed increased the attention to PhD students’ perception of their fit with the environmental conditions, i.e., organizational poli...
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The spark that ignites passion, tenacity and perseverance is defined as Grit. It encourages individuals to achieve long-term professional goals, especially when they become challenging. Over time, workers develop the main coping ability for reacting quickly to challenging situations: Workplace Resilience is a learnable skill that helps individuals...
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This article presents a combined motivational and volitional intervention based on the theory of planned behavior aimed at promoting expansion-oriented job crafting behaviors. Participants were employees working in different companies, assigned to either an intervention (n = 53) or a control group (n = 55). Results of a field study (including preme...
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Psychological assessment refers to the process whereby different methods and techniques are used to test hypotheses about people and their psychological characteristics. Understanding employees' psychological makeup is key to allow effective human resource management, from hiring to retirement. However, the gap between scientific evidence and organ...
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Authors have paid considerable attention to how to define the meaningful work construct. This has led to providing comprehensive definitions in the light of different theoretical frameworks that reflect a degree of contestation within the field. Several of them have proposed definitions linked to the individuals' pervasive sense of the value of the...
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Dyslexic employees are likely to be more at risk of low levels of personal resources because of their cognitive makeup compared to their non-dyslexic counterparts. Low personal resources, in turn, may lead to low employability because of difficulties in positively facing transitions. This research aimed to systematically review evidence on interven...
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Purpose This study aims to expand our knowledge on the processes through which work–family policies relate to work–family conflict as well as work–related attitudes among women in management positions returning to work after maternity leave. Design/methodology/approach A total of 238 women in management positions who recently have returned to work...
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Purpose This study aims to test the effectiveness of a training intervention based on the psychology of perception, delivered to young Italian workers and employees, with low education, hired with an apprenticeship contract and involved in a compulsory training course (duration 32 h; the training intervention reported in the paper covers the first...
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In the wake of the 4th industrial revolution, the prospects about new jobs and workers' skills, and competence appear to be uncertain. There is a large agreement about the view of the current revolution as characterized by an embedded exponential evolution which will affect the labor transformation as well as future workers' curriculum. Therefore,...
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While to date job crafting has been conceptualised as consisting of behaviours aiming at seeking more resources, decreasing hindering demands, and seeking more challenges, recent research suggests that individuals may restore the fit between their demands and preferences also by optimising their demands. Accordingly, optimising demands has been int...
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Rapid changes in the work environment require employees to proactivity shape their job characteristics to sustain motivation, energy, and performance. Traditionally, job redesign was mainly a top-down process, where the management of an organisation was in charge of defining the most appropriate job description of a mansion. Today, such an approach...
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Purpose. In two studies we investigated (1) the role of study crafting behaviors in building resources and challenges at the origin of study engagement (2) whether interventions focused on behavioral change techniques are effective to sustain student’s proactive behaviors during the university experience. We hypothesized that (1) students make self...
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This research presents the development of a short scale named "NOTECHS+" to measure the Non-Technical Skills (i.e., NOTECHS: Cooperation, Leadership and Managerial skills, Decision-Making, and Situational Awareness), Resilience and Emotion Regulation, in a sector that comprises the aviation and the emergency personnel: the Helicopter Emergency Medi...
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Most relevant theories of prosocial behavior aim at exploring and understanding helping motivations from an evolutionary perspective. This article summarizes findings from research on prosocial behavior from both a socioeconomic and psychological perspective. Building on literature exploring the basic processes and determinant variables of helping,...
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Purpose – This study aims to investigate the relationship between organisation-based self-esteem (OBSE) and work engagement during a new strength-based intervention over nine months. Design/methodology/approach – A sample of 82 workers composed of 70 sales consultants and 12 area-managers working in an Italian pharmaceutical company received a one-...
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Purpose The present study examines the impact of a positive psychology intervention on job crafting, positive emotions and work engagement. Design A sample of 43 employees working in a public organisation received a three day-long resource-based intervention grounded on meaningfulness and practical exercises. Findings Results showed that the inte...
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Emerging research has highlighted the utility of measuring individual differences in decision-making competence (DMC), showing that consistently following normatively rational principles is associated with positive psychosocial and health behaviors. From another level of analysis, functional theories of personality suggest that broad trait dimensio...
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Traditionally, studies examining decision-making heuristics and biases (H&B) have focused on aggregate effects using between-subjects designs in order to demonstrate violations of rationality. Although H&B are often studied in isolation from others, emerging research has suggested that stable and reliable individual differences in rational thought...
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The article aims to be a reflective paper on the interconnected concepts of training, development and innovation and the potential they have in dealing with change in organizations. We call change both the process through which something becomes different and the result of that process. Change management is the expression used to define the complex...
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It is likely that computer simulations will assume a greater role in the next future to investigate and understand reality (Rand & Rust, 2011). Particularly, agent-based models (ABMs) represent a method of investigation of social phenomena that blend the knowledge of social sciences with the advantages of virtual simulations. Within this context, t...
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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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The paper presents the results of a study on the relationship between the Big Five of personality and job performance carried out by surveying workers and employees’ perception on the matter instead of passing through the computation of possibly faked (and biased) correlation coefficients between them. This in order to both fill a void in the liter...
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Orientation: Organisations need energetic and dedicated employees to enhance the quality of their services and products continuously. According to the Conservation of Resources Theory, it is possible to increase work engagement of employees by improving their personal resources. Research purpose: The main aim of this study was to examine the extent...
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In this chapter, we discuss the potential advantages of taking a work and organisational psychology (WOP) perspective on Workplace Innovation (WPI). WPI represents a construct that can be applied at different organisational levels and be considered from multiple inter-related perspectives. Accordingly, this contribution takes a systemic perspective...
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Managers often have to deal with the financial and ethical risks that companies face. Evidence from risk management research suggests a negative relationship between people's age and risk taking tendencies. Within such a framework, the present contribution examines how different perceived occupational rewards may mediate or interact with the relati...
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In this article, we present a review of recent studies on workplace innovation (WPI) from a work and organizational psychology (WOP) perspective, with the aim of showing the potential advantages of taking a WOP perspective on WPI. We first outline a few different conceptualisations of WPI and of its main outcomes, that is, quality of working life a...
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The present study aims to connect more the I/O and the decision-making psychological domains, by showing how some common components across jobs interfere with decision-making and affecting performance. Two distinct constructs that can contribute to positive workplace performance have been considered: decision-making competency (DMCy) and decision e...
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We developed an agent-based model with the aim of investigating the effect of the interaction among several virtual actors characterized by (1) a certain level of emotional intelligence and (2) an individual behavioral proneness to act positively or negatively within social interactions. The goal of each agent is to achieve a satisfactory internal...
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A lifelong learning perspective to the development of individuals needs to rely on a dynamic educational environment, able to support multiple career pathways. Accordingly, educational settings need to possess the knowledge to design effective career counseling programs to allow institutional permeability and options to move horizontally to differe...
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In the near future, the waste management sector is expected to reduce substantially the adverse effects of garbage on the environment. However, the increasing complexity of the current waste management systems makes the optimization of the waste management strategies and policies challenging. For this reason, waste prevention is the most desirable...
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The editorial will introduce a Special Issue on competence-based training for career development, where we want to link the concepts of competence, training and career development by articles from different countries. Activities such as training and development dedicated to adult employees and workers aim to promote learning based on the analysis o...
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Purpose – This paper aims to link findings from laboratory-based decision-making research and decision-making competence (DMC) aspects that may be central for career-related decision-making processes. Past research has identified individual differences in rational responses in decision situations, which the authors refer to as DMC. Although there i...
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Mobile phone use while driving (MPUWD) is an increasingly predominant form of distracted driving. Given the widespread prevalence of MPUWD, it is important for researchers to identify who is more likely to engage in this risky behavior. The current study investigates associations between MPUWD risk behaviors, domain-specific risk perceptions, and b...
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It is acknowledged that chronic job demands may be depleting workers' stamina resulting in burnout conditions and ultimately causing further health problems. This relation, known as health impairment process, has recently been considered as a possible explanation for the emergence of counterproductive work behavior (CWB). The present work aims to e...
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The paper reports the results of a study on the relationship between the Big Five personality traits and job performance carried out by surveying business workers and employees perception instead of passing through the computation of possibly faked (and biased) correlation coefficients between them. The sample is composed of 100 Italian workers and...
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Several lines of evidence have shown the involvement of the glutamatergic system in the function of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In particular, patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD) and chronic depression have lower levels of glutamate/glutamine than controls, and ECT can reverse this deficit. Genetic factors might contribute to mo...
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Orientation: Work and family conflicts continuously and negatively affect employees’ performance. Previous research has mostly studied the impact of the two distinct dimensions of work–family conflict (WFC) and family–work conflict (FWC) on health outcomes, whereas the impact of more specific dimensions of these two general types of conflict on hea...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the effect school engagement on health risk behaviors, as well as to test the mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between school engagement and health risk behaviors. Participants were 250 students attending a secondary school level. Using the method of correlational and regression analysis, t...
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Objectives: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression; however, some patients do not respond or relapse in a short time. Electroconvulsive therapy stimulus parameters may be related to the outcome. We carried out a retrospective study review to investigate various ECT parameters...
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The needs for personality assessment in organizations are peculiar. For example, personality measures for the assessment of candidates or employees should be related to job performance. Even strong correlations between personality tests and job performance might not be sufficient, though, because some tests make use of a language people working in...
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In the field of artificial intelligence, a question dealing with computer and cognitive science is arising and becoming more and more crucial: Can we design agents so sophisticated that they are capable of mimicking emotional behaviors in general as well as specific emotions like compassion or empathy? Despite the production of different computatio...
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In recent years, such organizations as businesses, companies and firms have improved their abilities to carry out their own research. Indeed, they have become able to improve their predictions thanks to new management techniques and to the development of technological instruments capable of capturing and analyzing large volumes of data. In a system...
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Competence-based analysis of needs in VET teachers and trainers: an Italian experience Riccardo Sartori Giuseppe Tacconi Beniamino Caputo Article information: To cite this document: Riccardo Sartori Giuseppe Tacconi Beniamino Caputo , (2015),"Competence-based analysis of needs in VET teachers and trainers: an Emerald is a global publisher linking r...
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Purpose – The aim of the research presented here was to detect, in line with the European Union’s “Education and Training 2020” work program, the training needs of teachers and trainers working in the vocational education and training (VET) system in the Italian Region of Veneto to design courses, experiences and other training programs tailored to...