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Fiorilli, Caterina; Schneider, Barry; Buonomo, Ilaria; Romano, Luciano – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Italy had traditionally been considered a family-oriented culture where support from relatives is primary. The major purpose of this study was to clarify the benefits of social support inside and outside the family for schoolteachers in Italy, focusing on the teacher burnout and work engagement. Findings indicated that the family was by far the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Social Support Groups, Teacher Burnout, Job Satisfaction
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Pilia, Annalisa – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study was intended to assess the effect of a psychoeducational computer-assisted and paper-and-pencil training designed to empower visuospatial skills in students attending the second grade of the primary school. At pretest, posttest and at the subsequent 3-months follow-up, 44 Italian second graders were presented with a battery of tests…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Followup Studies
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De Stasio, Simona; Fiorilli, Caterina; Benevene, Paula; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Di Chiacchio, Carlo – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to examine, within an integrative predictive model, the relative contributions of sociodemographic variables, personal resources, and work wellbeing to teacher burnout. The research was conducted with special education teachers at Italian preschools--a context in which few previous studies have been carried…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Vezzali, Loris; Stathi, Sofia; Giovannini, Dino – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
A study was conducted to test the effects of indirect contact through book reading on the improvement of Italian students' attitudes, stereotypes, and behavioral intentions toward immigrants. The results indicated that adolescents who read a book concerning intercultural topics, compared to those who read a book unrelated to intercultural themes…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Books