Rita Cavallotti

Rita Cavallotti
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya | UIC · Department of Humanities

PhD in Humanities (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 2010), Máster en Matrimonio y Familia (Universidad de Navarra, 2005), Graduate in Political Sciences (Università degli Studi di Milano,1994)

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Introduction
Actually, I am Assistant Professor of Social Thought and Sociology at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. I am Deputy Director for Research of the Institute of Advanced Family Studies and Coordinator of IsFamily Santander Chair. My current projects are:'“Spanish families living through COVID-19” (2020-2021) and "Religiositat i resiliència familiar en temps de la COVID-19 a Catalunya: lliçons per al futur"(2021-2022).
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September 2010 - November 2016
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2007 - July 2010
September 2003 - August 2005
Universidad de Navarra
Field of study
  • Family Studies
September 1989 - January 1994
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Political Sciences

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Publications (34)
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We consider that it is totally necessary to understand not only whether positive parenting occurred during the health crisis, but also under which circumstances occurs. Understanding the antecedents of positive parenting in extraordinary times might shed new lights and avenues on future social and family policies. To understand the antecedents of p...
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The purpose of the paper is to present the validation of a family social capital (FSC) scale designed according to the paradigm of relational sociology, and to use it to explore the relationship between FSC and other forms of social capital (SC). The scale has been tested on a Spanish sample of mature parents. An exploratory factor analysis using a...
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El artículo presenta la validación de una escala de capital social familiar (CSF) diseñada siguiendo el paradigma de la sociología relacional y utilizada para explorar la relación entre el CSF y otras formas de capital social (CS). El análisis exploratorio de los componentes principales produjo tres factores, que representan las dimensiones de «apo...
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The underrepresentation of women in high-level management positions in family firms has been traditionally imputed to gender barriers, which might be specific or non-specific to family firms. Leveraging the complementarity between qualitative and quantitative data and applying Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), we find that family-specific bar...
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The chapter discusses the intergenerational solidarity topic in the light of the societal model proposed by relational sociology. Within the relational perspective, family and intergenerational relationships play a pivotal role. Thus, the key aspects analysed are threefold. As first, the arising of issues related to the coexistence of different gen...
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The most important scientific contributions to the study of intergenerational solidarity within the family are based on the observation of the parent-child relationship, split into its constitutive elements. The intertwinement of the correlations between such elements – consistently identified within the literature as the dimensions of affection, a...
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This report is primarily aimed at an academic audience, specifically the institutions which have put it together: the Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF) of the UIC (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya), and the Centro di Ateneo di Studi e Ricerche sulla Famiglia of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, which collaborated in...
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Presentation at the Seminario internazionale ‘Lo sguardo relazionale sulla società che cambia’, Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 1-2 February 2018
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I principali contributi allo studio della solidarietà intergenerazionale nella famiglia sono incentrati sull’esame della relazione genitori-figli, declinanta nei suoi elementi costitutivi. L’intreccio delle correlazioni tra tali elementi - identificati in letteratura, ormai in modo consolidato, per mezzo rispettivamente delle dimensioni di “affecti...
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Abstract: In this article the authors analyse the phenomenon of mumpreneurship from the perspective of Relational Sociology. This point of view enriches the literature on mumpreneurs’ motivation that usually centres on classical elements such as push & pull factors and constrains. The Relational Perspective indeed allows for understanding the frame...
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ESA 2017 Conference Intergenerational Relationships and Kinship Networks II Athens, 30-8-2017
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This paper aims to develop a multidimensional scale to measure intergenerational family solidarity (IFS), to assess its psychometric properties and to examine the invariance of the instrument across gender. In order to do that, we initially developed a scale with six dimensions. Using the theoretical framework of Bengtson and his colleagues, we mea...
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REVISTA EMPRESA Y HUMANISMO / VOL XIX / Nº 2 / 2016 / 51-68ISSN:1139-7608 / DOI: 10.15581/015.XIX.2.51-6851Resumen: La integridad es uno de los valores alos que se hace más referencia en el ámbito de la éticade la empresa, y la literatura de los últimos años mues-tra que todos los autores la consideran fundamental.Sin embargo, nos encontramos ante...
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Family policies have and the worst result they have achieved is to have lost its referent: the family itself. Is it possible to rethink family policies according to a family-friendly approach? This article attempts to answer “yes” through the exposition of the relational model of Pierpaolo Donati. First, it defines the family according to relationa...
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Despite seeming attractiveness to women, family firms fail to attract females to high-level positions. Previous research was citing primogeniture, daughter invisibility and role incongruity among possible explanations. However, recent studies suggest that such “barriers to leadership” cannot statistically explain existing gap. Most of research lose...
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The family is not only the fundamental group unit of society, but is also the fundamental agent for sustainable, social, economic and cultural development. 2014 is an important year for the family as it is the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. 2014 is also import...
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Con ocasión del vigésimo año internacional de la familia (2014), la ONU ha definido la solidaridad intergeneracional cómo una cuestión de interés internacional. Este año es también el vigésimo aniversario de la Carta a las Familias que Juan Pablo II envió a todas las familias del mundo precisamente para celebrar el Año internacional de la familia p...
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Despite seeming attractiveness to women, family firms fail to attract females to high-level positions. Previous research was citing primogeniture, daughter invisibility and role incongruity among possible explanations. However, recent studies suggest that such “barriers to leadership” cannot statistically explain existing gap. Most of research lose...
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One important issue without solution is the fact that daughters of founders are often underrepresented in family firms. Previous research cites primogeniture, daughter invisibility and role incongruity among possible explanations. However, more recent studies suggest that such " barriers to leadership " cannot statistically explain existing gap. Mo...
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En este trabajo se describen y comentan algunos conceptos antropológicos y principios éticos útiles para la conciliación trabajo-familia. Se han deducido a través de la reflexión sobre los textos de Karol Wojtyła-Juan Pablo II, en materia de persona, familia y trabajo. Estos principios, juntamente con los que derivan de las relaciones que el Pontíf...

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The main objective of the project is to study the experience of Spanish families during the lockdown by COVID 19 with a focus on the positive aspects.
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The specific goal of the project is to realise a survey in Spain, based on a representative random semple of the Spanish 65-74 years old population, as to study the intergenerational solidarity within the family topic.