Franco Fraccaroli

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Work engagement may be defined as a positive, fulfilling, work-related psychological state characterized by the dimensions of vigor, dedication, and absorption. In this study, the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9) were investigated by using two samples of Italian (n = 668) and Dutch (n = 2213)(More)
This study investigates the relationships between the experience of mobbing at work and personality traits and symptom patterns as assessed by means of the revised version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). Participants were 107 workers who had contacted mental health services because they perceived themselves as victims of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding of the impact of individual and environmental variables on job satisfaction among people with severe mental illness employed in social enterprises. PARTICIPANTS A total of 248 individuals with severe mental illness employed by social enterprises agreed to take part in the study. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE Social Enterprises (SEn) are innovative companies that help disadvantaged people (e.g., individuals with mental disorders) with the work integration process. This study explores the working plan patterns of people with mental disorders employed in SEn. METHODS A cross-sectional design was adopted. One hundred and forty individuals with mental(More)
Workplace bullying refers to prolonged exposure to frequent hostile behaviors at work, which can lead to severe stress reactions. Research in this area has not revealed a clear picture on how bullying escalates in organizations. Drawing on recent developments in work stress theory, this study tested a comprehensive model of bullying in which work(More)
Most research on workaholism has been devoted to the refinement of the construct and to the study of its psychological health correlates. In the present study, we contribute to a better understanding of the interpersonal and organizational consequences of workaholism by investigating its relationship with workplace aggressive behaviour. Drawing on(More)
Using the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory as a framework, we hypothesized a maladaptive role played by overcommitment in the escalation of burnout. We further specified our model by testing an interaction effect of job satisfaction. By using a longitudinal design, we proposed a moderated mediational model in which burnout at Time 1 (T1) increases(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is widely acknowledged that in certain occupations emotional demands may be a critical phenomenon for workers' health, this has been traditionally taken for granted and their role in the stress process has not often been directly assessed. OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between emotional demands and mental distress,(More)
Little is known about the types of work accommodations and natural supports that are useful for people experiencing severe mental illness working in social businesses. We conducted an exploratory, descriptive and cross-sectional investigation in Australia, Canada and Italy to study the nature of work accommodations and natural supports available in social(More)
BACKGROUND The affect heuristic is a rule of thumb according to which, in the process of making a judgment or decision, people use affect as a cue. If a stimulus elicits positive affect then risks associated to that stimulus are viewed as low and benefits as high; conversely, if the stimulus elicits negative affect, then risks are perceived as high and(More)