Salvatore Di Martino

Salvatore Di Martino
University of Bradford | UB · Faculty of Management Law and Social Science, Department of Psychology

PhD in Gender Studies

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Introduction
Salvatore does research in Health Psychology and Community Psychology. His current project is 'Development and Validation of the Community Trust Scale'.
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - April 2016
University of Naples Federico II
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • My main area of interest, which also forms the main object of research of my PhD activity, concerns the study of life satisfaction, well-being, and quality of life, which I mainly analyse from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective.

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Publications (38)
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This paper aims to critically analyse happiness and well-being to find novel ways for theorizing and promoting better life conditions for individuals and societies. The necessity to shift from a subjective view of individual well-being to a more social and contextual version of these constructs is the common thread running throughout the whole work...
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Background: The objective of this study is to present the psychometric and cultural adaptation of the I COPPE scale to the Italian context. The original 21-item I COPPE was developed by Isaac Prilleltensky and colleagues to integrate a multidimensional and temporal perspective into the quantitative assessment of people's subjective well-being. The...
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Despite growing interest in the relation between social justice and life satisfaction, there is a paucity of quantitative investigations linking these two constructs, even in the field of Community Psychology. To bridge this gap, we tested the relationship between the EU Social Justice Index (SJI; 2008–2017) and life satisfaction across 28 European...
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Research has suggested a fundamental connection between fairness and well-being at the individual, relational, and societal levels. Mattering is a multidimensional construct consisting of feeling valued by, and adding value to, self and others. Prior studies have attempted to connect mattering to both fairness and a variety of well-being outcomes....
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Theoretical arguments and empirical evidence have been provided in the literature for the role of fairness in well-ness. In this paper, we explore the role of two potential mediating variables: autonomous human choice and social capital. Using aggregated panel data across countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developm...
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Transitioning to adulthood is a fundamental yet challenging phase in human development. Despite its relevance, the literature has paid little attention to the impact that transitioning to adulthood has on multiple aspects of individual well‐being. This is one of the few attempts that has employed a sequential explanatory mixed‐methods study to expl...
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Recent decades have witnessed a growing number of states around the world relying on border control measures, such as immigration detention, to govern human mobility and control the movements of those classified as “unauthorised non-citizens.” In response to this, an increasing number of scholars from several disciplines, including psychologists, h...
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The “Earthrise” photograph, taken on the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, became one of the most significant images of the 20th Century. It triggered a profound shift in environmental awareness and the potential for human unity—inspiring the first Earth Day in 1970. Taking inspiration from these events 50 years later, we initiated Project Earthrise at our 20...
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The aim of this study is to present a short form of the I COPPE scale of multidimensional well-being. We conducted two studies, which include four samples collected across three countries, namely United States, Argentina, and Italy. In the pilot study we tested during the data analysis phase whether it was feasible to reduce the full I COPPE scale...
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A new study suggests that social and economic justice in your country play a large role in your happiness.
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Background ‘Boosting social relations’ in communities has been identified as a priority UK policy-related topic. An earlier scoping review identified evidence gaps in social relations & community infrastructure. We undertook a mixed method systematic review on this topic, which has potential for immediate practical impact. Methods A comprehensive...
Conference Paper
Background Stakeholder engagement for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s (WWCW) Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme identified ‘boosting social relations’ in communities as a priority policy-related topic. A scoping review of 34 reviews identified evidence gaps relating to social relations in the following areas: community infrastructure (pla...
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This study presents the Italian adaptation of the Measure of Moral Orientation Second Revision (MMO-2). Based on Carol Gilligan’s theory of the Ethics of Care, the MMO-2 was designed to measure two complementary moral stances, namely Care and Justice. For this study, questionnaire responses from 683 university students were assessed against an Ital...
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This study presents the Italian adaptation of the Measure of Moral Orientation, second revision (MMO-2). Based on Carol Gilligan’s theory of the Ethics of Care, the MMO-2 was designed to measure two complementary moral stances, namely, Care and Justice. For this study, questionnaire responses from 683 university students were assessed against an It...
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During extensive stakeholder engagement, the Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme identified priority policy-related topics within which evidence reviews were to be undertaken. One of the topics identified was the role of boosting social relations between people in communities, as a key ingredient of both individual and community wellbeing. It wa...
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In the last few decades, research on happiness and well-being has examined many important aspects of human flourishing. However, we believe that some underlying features have also been largely overlooked. In particular, three factors—namely, Context, Social Justice, and Values—do not figure prominently in most investigations of the good life. We fi...
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The ‘Conceptual Review of Community Wellbeing’ from the UK’s What Works Wellbeing Centre Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme (CWEP) pulls together thinking and practice on how to think about and assess community wellbeing. The primary purpose is to stimulate greater attention and debate to what we are terming ‘being well together’. It is not pos...
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Wellbeing is increasingly used to measure how well individuals, communities, and nations are performing. Since 2010 the UK government has sought to use measures of wellbeing alongside existing measures such as GDP, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has developed the Measuring National Wellbeing programme to measure wellbeing, a framework...
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Social relations are widely recognized by the scientific literature and governmental practices as an important determinant of individual and community wellbeing. For instance, the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), has included social relations among the 10 key domains of national wellbeing on the basis of the assumption that “Good social rel...
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At a moment in history when the competing logics of the market, ongoing social conflict, and lack of solidarity are seen as “natural” aspects of modern societies, we wish to present the practices of Community Social Psychology and Positive Psychology in Latin America as relevant epistemological and practical alternatives to counter such positions....
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This article describes the use of participatory visual and multimedia methods as part of a participatory action research carried out in a highly degraded urban area of a metropolis. The project was developed by the ‘I love Portacapuana’ committee in collaboration with community psychology lab and 180 undergraduate psychology students of the Univers...
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Gli individui quotidianamente mettono in atto una serie di comportamenti che mal si conciliano con la visione self-interest e razionale dell’Homo Oeconomicus. Questo lavoro racconta di un field experiment, ovvero di un esperimento condotto nella vita reale, fuori dalle mura dal laboratorio, svolto sul comportamento dei consumatori nella città di Na...
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This contribution sets out to combine the perspective of the degrowth paradigm with that of Critical Community psychology. Following the degrowth argument, the advancement of human well-being calls for a shift from growth-based societies to ones grounded in the ethos of degrowth. In this regard, we acknowledge the necessity for both theoretical pri...
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Is happiness an internal state of mind - an attitude to life that determines our way to interact with the world – which is unaffected by environmental factors? According to some Positive Psychology scholars, happiness comes more from within than from without. Some of them, for instance, attach an extremely low weight to external circumstances in de...
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In “Development as Freedom”, Amartya Sen affirms that we may not notice the protective power of democracy in giving people the chance to express their capabilities until a particular problem arises. However, when things go wrong the absence of a system that provides justice for everybody can loom extremely large and put a considerable strain on peo...
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Il seguente articolo presenta un confronto tra i contributi delle discipline economiche, psicologiche e del pensiero femminista interessate al tema del benessere e della felicità. La prima parte è dedicata interamente ad una esamina dello stato attuale di tali studi, la quale prende avvio da una critica all'homo economicus e a quello psychologicus...
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The article describes working experiences in relation to empowering activities, which have been carried out in a local community in the province of Caserta (in Southern Italy), a place characterized by the widespread presence of organized criminal groups. In this study, workplace is intended as a community network aimed at the promotion of coscient...
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The article describes working experiences in relation to empowering activities, which have been carried out in a local community in the province of Caserta (in Southern Italy), a place characterized by the widespread presence of organized criminal groups. In this study, workplace is intended as a community network aimed at the promotion of coscient...
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Il testo parte dai temi della psicologia della liberazione, individuandone la continuitŕ degli scopi e della metodologia nella psicologia critica di comunitŕ. Tale percorso apre la stra- da a una critica di quei modelli psicologici che centrano l'attenzione unicamente sul singolo, trascurando aspetti sociali, politici, culturali che con quest'ultim...
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Il contributo utilizza la critica che l‟economia femminista ha mosso all‟homo oeco- nomicus per presentare le più recenti visioni dello sviluppo, del benessere e della felici- tà. Questi ultimi vengono, pertanto, analizzati in una nuova prospettiva che tiene conto di aspetti quali: i beni relazionali, la responsabilità sociale, il valore della cura...

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