Violeta Enea

Violeta Enea
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza | UAIC · Department of Psychology

PhD

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January 2013 - present
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza

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The Big Five Inventory-10 (BFI-10; Rammstedt & John, 2007) is one of many short versions of personality inventories that measure the Big Five trait dimensions. Short versions of scales often present methodological challenges as a trade-off for their convenience. Based on samples from 28 countries (N = 10,560), the current study investigated inter-i...
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Recent studies have highlighted high levels of emotional eating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but have not satisfactorily explained these changing eating patterns. Here, we tested one potential explanatory model broadly based on a biosocial model of emotional eating. Specifically, we examined the extent to which negative emotional rea...
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Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were included among high-risk groups for more severe manifestations in case of COVID-19 infection and higher risk of mortality. The current study aims to (1) examine the relationship between death obsession, religiosity, and fear of COVID-19 among type 2 diabetes patients, and (2) assess if religiosity modera...
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The present paper examines longitudinally how subjective perceptions about COVID-19, one’s community, and the government predict adherence to public health measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Using an international survey ( N = 3040), we test how infection risk perception, trust in the governmental response and communications about COVID-19...
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Before vaccines for COVID-19 became available, a set of infection prevention behaviors constituted the primary means to mitigate the virus spread. Our study aimed to identify important predictors of this set of behaviors. Whereas social and health psychological theories suggest a limited set of predictors, machine learning analyses can identify cor...
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Anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and home confinement has been associated with adverse health behaviors, such as unhealthy eating, smoking, and drinking. However, most studies have been limited by regional sampling, which precludes the examination of behavioral consequences associated with the pandemic at a global level. Further, few s...
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Evaluarea psihologică a copilului prezintă particularităţi de abordare comparativ cu evaluarea adultului, generate în principal de necesitatea adaptării la caracteristicile stadiului de dezvoltare a copilului și natura problemelor acestuia. Acest capitol detaliază procesul evaluării psihologice, clasificarea tulburărilor, metodele de evaluare psiho...
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Understanding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake is important to inform policy decisions and plan vaccination campaigns. The aims of this research were to: (1) explore the individual- and country-level determinants of intentions to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and (2) examine worldwide variation in vaccination intentions. This cross-s...
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This study explored the antecedents and outcomes of negative emotional responses to climate change among people from a diverse range of cultural and national contexts. We analysed cross-sectional data gathered in 28 countries (N = 10,963). Our results show that negative emotional responses to climate change are positively related to the amount of a...
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Understanding how individual beliefs and societal values influence support for measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission is vital to developing and implementing effective prevention policies. Using both Just World Theory and Cultural Dimensions Theory, the present study considered how individual-level justice beliefs and country-level social valu...
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Given the association between attitudes towards climate change and personality traits, the aim of this study was to examine attitudes towards global warming through the Dark Triad personality traits and anticipated guilt. A sample of 201 undergraduate students participated in this cross-sectional web-based survey. Results showed that favourable att...
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Procesul de recenzie a unui articol ştiinţific implică evaluarea nivelului calitativ al redactării acestuia. Dezvoltarea abilităţii de redactare adecvată a unui articol ştiinţific, impusă de standardele calitative înalte ale revistelor cu factor mare de impact, este esenţială pentru un cercetător ştiinţific şi se formează în timp, prin exerciţiu. Î...
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O mare parte din copii manifestă la un moment dat pe parcursul dezvoltării anumite probleme de alimentație ce îi pot îngrijora pe părinți. În cele mai multe cazuri majoritatea problemelor de alimentație sunt însă relativ comune, fiind faze normale în dezvoltarea copiilor și dispar de la sine o dată cu vârsta, fără să le afecteze creșterea si sănăta...
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Jocurile dețin un rol important în viața cotidiană a copiilor și chiar a adulților. Încă din primii ani de dezvoltare, copiii învață informațiile prin joc și joacă, acestea aducând cu sine beneficii precum sporirea creativității, dezvoltarea abilităților de lucru în grup, integrare a regulilor sociale ori de descoperire a propriilor înclinații și a...
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Nu este ușor să comunici cu un adolescent. Deși foarte capabili, schimbările care au loc în această perioadă îi pot face să aibă o atitudine contradictorie sau defensivă față de mesajele pe care le primesc de la formele de autoritate, în special de la părinți. Ce e de făcut? Vom analiza în acest capitol transformările prin care trec copiii atunci c...
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Tightening social norms is thought to be adaptive for dealing with collective threat yet it may have negative consequences for increasing prejudice. The present research investigated the role of desire for cultural tightness, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, in increasing negative attitudes towards immigrants. We used participant-level data from...
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During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. conservative politicians and the media downplayed the risk of both contracting COVID-19 and the effectiveness of recommended health behaviors. Health behavior theories suggest perceived vulnerability to a health threat and perceived effectiveness of recommended health-protective behaviors dete...
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During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. conservative politicians and the media downplayed the risk of both contracting COVID-19 and the effectiveness of recommended health behaviors. Health behavior theories suggest perceived vulnerability to a health threat and perceived effectiveness of recommended health-protective behaviors dete...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a global health crisis. Consequently, many countries have adopted restrictive measures that caused a substantial change in society. Within this framework, it is reasonable to suppose that a sentiment of societal discontent, defined as generalized concern about the precarious state of socie...
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The current research examined the role of values in guiding people’s responses to COVID-19. Results from an international study involving 115 countries (N = 61,490) suggest that health and economic threats of COVID-19 evoke different values, with implications for controlling and coping with the pandemic. Specifically, health threats evoked prioriti...
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We examine how social contacts and feelings of solidarity shape experiences of loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. From the PsyCorona database, we obtained longitudinal data from 23 countries, collected between March and May 2020. The results demonstrated that although online contacts help to reduce feelings of loneliness, people...
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Background/Objective This study examined the role of different psychological coping mechanisms in mental and physical health during the initial phases of the COVID-19 crisis with an emphasis on meaning-centered coping. Method A total of 11,227 people from 30 countries across all continents participated in the study and completed measures of psycho...
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Body size attitudes and body image dissatisfaction develop in early childhood. Parental influences and psychosocial factors have a huge contribution to the formation of these attitudes and concepts, but the mechanisms behind this process are largely unknown. The aim of the study was to examine to which extent parental body size attitudes, internal...
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Implicarea psihologilor în procesul complex al adopției este de dată recentă, martor fiind numărul relativ mic de cercetări privind dezvoltarea de instrumente specifice necesare evaluării clinice corecte și screeningului persoanelor sau familiilor care au luat decizia să adopte. Volumul de față caută să răspundă acestei carențe sintetizând informaț...
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Sindromul alcoolismului fetal este o afecţiune care poate fi evitată dacă viitoarea mamă conştientizează importanţa abstinenţei de la consumul de alcool în timpul sarcinii din cauza modului în care acesta influenţează dezvoltarea intrauterină a fătului. Întrucât discutăm despre o afectare neurologică pentru care este mult mai utilă prevenţia dec...
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În acest capitol vom descrie Theraplay, una dintre cele mai eficiente terapii centrate pe reglare fizică, emoţională şi reechilibrare. Este o formă de terapie prin joc captivantă şi interactivă, ce pune accent pe evidenţierea calităţilor copiilor şi dezvoltarea lor optimă, bazându‑se în principal pe teoria ataşamentului şi principiile sale deriv...
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Asistenţii maternali au nevoie de abilităţi parentale superioare deoarece vor îngriji copii vulnerabili, uneori cu probleme emoţionale, comportamentale şi de ataşament, astfel încât formarea lor pentru această profesie este o necesitate. Acest capitol descrie dimensiunile modelului Bazei de Siguranţă, dezvoltat de prof. Gillian Schofield şi dr....
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Este indicat ca decizia de a adopta un anumit copil, şi nu altul să fie fundamentată pe cât mai multe informaţii despre copil şi părinţii lui biologici. Aşa cum e dificil să facem predicţii sau să garantăm succesul în viaţă al unui copil crescut împreună cu părinţii biologici, tot aşa nu putem prevedea nici evoluţia ulterioară a unui copil mic c...
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Experienţele din cadrul adopţiei au stârnit mult interes din partea cercetătorilor, primind denumirea „experiment natural” tocmai datorită condiţiilor unice prin care trec copiii de‑a lungul vieţii lor. De la separarea faţă de figura primară de ataşament până la adaptarea în cadrul noii familii copilul trece printr‑o serie de modificări de natură...
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Alcohol is a global risk factor for road trauma. Although drink driving has received most of the scholarly attention, there is growing evidence of the risks of alcohol-impaired walking. Alcohol-impaired pedestrians are over-represented in fatal crashes compared to non-impaired pedestrians. Additionally, empirical evidence shows that alcohol intoxic...
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Purpose Fashion models and athletes are considered at risk for eating disorders, but research has produced mixed fndings and little insight into psychological risk factors. Body-focused performance is common to both occupations, but emotional risk factors like alexithymia and body-image particularities have not been compared between them. This stud...
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The aim of the study was to examine the role of the obsession with COVID-19 thoughts and coronaphobia in the relationship of death anxiety with burnout among staff working at infectious diseases hospitals in the front-line of the fight against COVID-19. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. R...
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Academic dishonesty has serious consequences for human lives, social values, and economy. The main aim of the study was to explore a model of relations between personal and cultural variables and academic dishonesty. The participants in the study were N = 2,586 individuals from nine countries (Pakistan, Israel, Italy, India, the USA, Peru, Romania,...
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This paper examines whether compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures is motivated by wanting to save lives or save the economy (or both), and which implications this carries to fight the pandemic. National representative samples were collected from 24 countries (N = 25,435). The main predictors were (1) perceived risk to contract coronavirus, (...
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Cross-societal differences in cooperation and trust among strangers in the provision of public goods may be key to understanding how societies are managing the COVID-19 pandemic. We report a survey conducted across 41 societies between March and May 2020 (N = 34,526), and test pre-registered hypotheses about how cross-societal differences in cooper...
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Background The effective implementation of government policies and measures for controlling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic requires compliance from the public. This study aimed to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of trust in government regarding COVID-19 control with the adoption of recommended health behaviou...
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Most countries are facing the societal challenging need for a new quarantine period due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, indicating a second or even third wave of disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface existential issues that are typically less present in people’s focal attention. The first aim of this study was t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic presents threats, such as severe disease and economic hardship, to people of different ages. These threats can also be experienced asymmetrically across age groups, which could lead to generational differences in behavioral responses to reduce the spread of the disease. We report a survey conducted across 56 societies (N = 58,...
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Climate change threatens mental health via increasing exposure to the social and economic disruptions created by extreme weather and large-scale climatic events, as well as through the anxiety associated with recognising the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Considering the growing levels of climate change awareness across the world,...
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Background Although there are increasing concerns on mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, no large-scale population-based studies have examined the associations of risk perception of COVID-19 with emotion and subsequent mental health. Methods : This study analysed cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the PsyCorona Survey that...
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Mathematics anxiety (MA) has a debilitating impact on learning, achievement, mental health, and the future career life of students. Though MA is a popular research theme, there is little agreement among researchers regarding the cross-cultural effect of gender. The purpose of this paper was to explore the perceived MA differences among males and fe...
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The Coronavirus is highly infectious and potentially deadly. In the absence of a cure or a vaccine, the infection prevention behaviors recommended by the World Health Organization constitute the only measure that is presently available to combat the pandemic. The unprecedented impact of this pandemic calls for swift identification of factors most i...
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In this work, we study how social contacts and feelings of solidarity shape experiences of loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. We draw on cross-national data, collected across four time points between mid-March until early May 2020. We situate our work within the public debate on these issues and discuss to what extent the public...
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According to health behavior theories, perceived vulnerability to a health threat and perceived effectiveness of recommended health-protective behaviors determine motivation to follow these recommendations. Because the U.S. President Trump and U.S. conservative politicians downplayed the risk and seriousness of contracting COVID-19 and the effectiv...
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The PsyCorona collaboration is a research project to examine processes involved in the COVID-19 pandemic, such as behavior that curbs virus transmission, which may implicate social norms, cooperation, and self-regulation. The study also examines psychosocial consequences of physical distancing strategies and societal lockdown, such as frustration o...
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The purpose of this data visualization tool is twofold. First, it serves as a resource for researchers, analysts, and practitioners to understand people’s thoughts, feelings, and responses to the coronavirus as well as the extraordinary societal measures taken against it. Such knowledge could provide pilot data for researchers, inform current polic...
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Introduction: This systematic literature review aims to (a) identify how the parenting stress was used in the empirical studies as an independent, outcome, moderator and mediator variable, (b) identify the predictors of parenting stress in parents of children with ASD, (c) identify how parenting stress relates with mental health, and (d) make sugge...
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Mapping the Moods of COVID-19: Global Study Uses Data Visualization to Track Psychological Responses, Identify Targets for Intervention
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This paper examines whether compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures is motivated by wanting to save lives or save the economy (or both), and which implications this carries to fight the pandemic. National representative samples were collected from 24 countries (N=25,435). The main predictors were (i) perceived risk to contract coronavirus, (ii...
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Previous studies suggested that public trust in government is vital for implementations of social policies that rely on public's behavioural responses. This study examined associations of trust in government regarding COVID-19 control with recommended health behaviours and prosocial behaviours. Data from an international survey with representative...
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Online video gaming has been endorsed as a potential addictive behavior with negative psychological and functional consequences and has been extensively studied among adolescents and young individuals. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to estimate the prevalence of symptoms of the Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) in a sample of 278 Romanian e...
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There is growing interest in understanding the ways in which legislation and policy may help to decrease the risk for body image and eating concerns among fashion models. Romania is one of the few countries in which occupation standards exist for professional models. The purposes of this study were three-fold:(1) to investigate the level of sociocu...
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Responses to a measure of the four humor styles of affiliative, aggressive, self-enhancing, and self-defeating from the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ; Martin et al. Journal of Research in Personality, 37(1), 48–75, 2003) were collected from individuals (N = 8361) in 28 countries encompassing 21 different languages. The purpose of this global coll...
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„Consilierea școlară este într-o continuă evoluție și transformare, iar consilierii școlari pot reprezenta o resursă importantă în educație. Doar prin aplicarea unui model de consiliere școlară bazat pe date și pe utilizarea unor programe de intervenție a căror eficiență a fost demonstrată prin cercetare se poate crește calitatea activității desfăș...
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Planificarea, implementarea şi evaluarea riguroasă a activităţilor de asistenţă psihopedagogică în programul comprehensiv de consiliere şcolară reprezintă una dintre condiţiile de care depinde eficienţa consilierului şcolar. O alta ţine de calitatea programelor de intervenţie pe care consilierul şcolar le include în planificarea sa anuală sau semes...
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Recunoaşterea rolului consilierului şcolar în eficientizarea relaţiei dintre actorii implicaţi în procesul educaţional este tot mai mare în ultimii ani. Numărul din ce în ce mai ridicat de dovezi ştiinţifice privind contribuţia majoră a colaborării dintre consilierul şcolar, părinţi şi profesori la crearea unui cadru optim de creştere şi dezvoltare...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the association of supernatural beliefs and sense of coherence with death anxiety and death depression in a Romanian sample of cancer patients. We found support for the TMT worldview defence hypothesis postulating the presence of a curvilinear relation between death anxiety and supernatural belie...
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Introduction: We aim to highlight the utility of this model in the analysis of the psycho-behavioral implications of family cancer, presenting the scientific literature that used Leventhal’s model as the theoretical framework of approach. Material and methods: A systematic search was performed in six databases (EBSCO, ScienceDirect, PubMed Central...
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Înainte de a primi tratament, orice client trebuie să treacă printr-o etapă crucială – evaluarea psihologică. Pentru ca terapia să fie eficientă şi adecvată, este extrem de important ca evaluarea psihologică ce o precedă să fie efectuată în baza unor ipoteze clinice, multimodal şi corect. Volumul colectiv coordonat de Violeta Enea şi Ion Dafinoiu e...
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Purpose: In the light of recent concerns regarding the eating disorders among fashion models and professional regulations of fashion model occupation, an examination of the scientific evidence on this issue is necessary. The article reviews findings on the prevalence of eating disorders and body image concerns among professional fashion models. M...
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Most of the studies concerning nonsuicidal self-injury behaviors of persons deprived of liberty were on female participants. This cross-sectional comparative study compared the levels of death anxiety, pain catastrophizing, dissociative experiences, and state-trait anger among male inmates with nonsuicidal self-injury behaviors and noninjuring cont...
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While the recognition of emotional expressions has been extensively studied, the behavioural response to these expressions has not. In the interpersonal circumplex, behaviour is defined in terms of communion and agency. In this study, we examined behavioural responses to both facial and postural expressions of emotion. We presented 101 Romanian stu...