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Esposito, Giovanna; Marano, Denise; Freda, Maria Francesca – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
This work analysed which profiles of counsellors' supportive and interpretative actions emerged in two group counselling interventions designed to promote mentalisation in underachieving university students. The Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scale was used to analyse this and the level of depth of defence interpretations. Two outcome measures…
Descriptors: Counselors, Intervention, Group Counseling, Low Achievement
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Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Santilli, Sara; Di Maggio, Ilaria; Nota, Laura; Soresi, Salvatore – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
This article reports the development and psychometric requisites of Visions About Future (VAF), a measure to assess optimism, pessimism, and hope in early adolescence. Two different studies involving Italian middle school students were conducted. With the first study, the items were developed and the factor structure verified by using item…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Psychometrics, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Buizza, Chiara; Ghilardi, Alberto; Olivetti, Elena; Costa, Andrea – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper aims to examine the characteristics of students who withdrew from a university counselling service in northern Italy. Differences found in the socio-demographic characteristics of counselling completers and dropouts and in the scores obtained in questionnaires administered at the outset were analysed. Furthermore, in order to identify…
Descriptors: Dropouts, School Counseling, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Savarese, Giulia; Iannaccone, Antonio; Mollo, Monica; Fasano, Oreste; Pecoraro, Nadia; Carpinelli, Luna; Cavallo, Pierpaolo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
We describe a university's psychological counselling approach, based mainly on a form of dialogue known as an "Elicitation Interview". It is a technical conversational situation in which a counsellor helps a student to raise his or her awareness of his/her educational experiences. It is a conversational approach that provides students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Reflection
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Ghilardi, Alberto; Buizza, Chiara; Costa, Andrea; Teodori, Claudio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a university counselling service in Northern Italy, to assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of students who used counselling service, and to assess the psychological conditions of the students who ended the counselling after a 4 month follow-up period. The study…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Students, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries
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Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Nota, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The first purpose of the study was to establish how Italian adolescents perceive jobs in the newly emerging economy sectors as well as more traditional jobs from gender-stereotyped and gender-segregated perspectives. The second purpose was to verify the role of problem-solving and gender in gender-role stereotyping. A total of 217 Italian high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Problem Solving, Adolescents
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Monti, Fiorella; Tonetti, Lorenzo; Ricci Bitti, Pio Enrico – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This work aimed to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of psychotherapy delivered at the counselling service of the University of Bologna (Italy), by means of a single group longitudinal study including a 6-months follow-up. To this end, sixty-six students completed the 6-months follow-up and filled in the Symptom Questionnaire (SQ) three times,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychotherapy, Counseling Effectiveness
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Strepparava, Maria Grazia; Bani, Marco; Zorzi, Federico; Corrias, Deborah; Dolce, Rossella; Rezzonico, Giorgio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Individuals who pass through low-skilled work in their careers can represent this phase as showing strength of character as obstacles are overcome. However, continuing to work in low-skilled employment has so many negative consequences that finding ways to assist those individuals' career development is an important challenge for guidance policy…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Labor Market, Career Development, Employment Qualifications
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Tomassini, Massimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The idea of the "low-learning scar" is borrowed from recent labour economics literature in which concepts such as "unemployment scarring", "wage scarring" and "scarred generation" are increasingly used for the interpretation of problems (the NEETs problem, for instance) which presently plague all Western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Adults, Interviews
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Tomassini, Massimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
One of the most typical features characterising modern ways of living and working is represented by the dynamism required by individuals in navigating their career paths. This article explores some case studies of career development collected through biographical interviews carried out within the Italian strand of the Cedefop project. These relate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Career Development, Self Concept
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Barabasch, Antje; Merrill, Barbara; Zanazzi, Silvia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Southern European countries, like Italy and Spain, have been severely affected by the recent economic crisis. This has affected their labour market in terms of increased unemployment, while many of those in employment feel more insecure. As a consequence, many individuals turn to education as a step to making a career change. The opportunities and…
Descriptors: Career Change, Social Networks, Lifelong Learning, Career Guidance
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article focuses upon the processes whereby individuals reframe their career goals and career direction mid-way through their working lives. Three cases, drawn from Denmark, Germany and Italy, are used to exemplify these processes. The cases are part of a larger study which included the development of a model that could accommodate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Change, Career Development, Midlife Transitions
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Bimrose, Jenny; Mulvey, Rachel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Career decisions are amongst the most important we make. Unsurprisingly, much published research exists on this particular aspect of career behaviour. However, the overwhelming majority of studies have been carried out on young people making initial career decisions. This paper extends our understanding by examining how mid-career adults in three…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Cross Cultural Studies, Public Policy
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Monti, Fiorella; Tonetti, Lorenzo; Ricci Bitti, Pio Enrico – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and psychodynamic (PDT) therapies in the treatment of anxiety among university students. To this aim, the Symptom Questionnaire (SQ) was completed by 30 students assigned to CBT and by 24 students assigned to PDT, both at the beginning and at the end of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Anxiety, College Students, Cognitive Restructuring
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