FLAVIA IZZO

Dottoressa di ricerca

ciclo: XXXVI


supervisore: Prof. Roberto Baiocco
co-supervisore: Prof.ssa Jessica Pistella

Titolo della tesi: Happiness and Socio-Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents: A Multi-method and Multi-informant Perspective

The present dissertation explores individual and family happiness and socio-emotional well-being in children and adolescents within the family environment, identifying risk and protective factors that influence happiness during childhood and adolescence. This doctoral thesis is divided into three chapters comprising three closely related studies. Specifically, Chapter 1 provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks used in the present dissertation. The first study represents the first systematic literature review to examine the relationship between happiness (defined to encompass subjective well-being, life satisfaction, and positive affect) and family functioning during the developmental stage (age range: 6-18 years). Of the 2,683 retrieved documents, 124 original articles met the eligibility criteria and were included in the review. The review results prove a positive relationship between happiness and family functioning across different cultures and age groups. Family dimensions (e.g., cohesion, communication) strongly predicted children’s and adolescents’ happiness. Chapter 2 encompasses the second study of this doctoral thesis, which aims to explore the happiness of children and pre-adolescents within the family context, utilizing a multi-method and multi-informant approach. Specifically, the narratives of happy moments spent with mothers and fathers were qualitatively examined within a sample of 154 families, each with at least one child aged between 6 and 13 years. Furthermore, this study seeks to underscore potential differences in perspective among children, mothers, and fathers. Six main themes related to children’s happy moments emerged from the transcripts: (1) Activities outside the home; (2) Shared activities; (3) Play; (4) Affection; (5) Gifts; (6) Non-specified. Emotional interactions characterized the happiest moments reported with mothers, while those with fathers were more frequently playful and fun situations. Chapter 3 contains the third study employing qualitative and quantitative approaches and a multi-informant perspective for exploring potential age and gender disparities in happiness between 77 pre-adolescents and adolescents (age range: 6-18 years) and their respective mothers and fathers. The results revealed that pre-adolescents report higher happiness levels than adolescents and lower levels of loneliness. Through Thematic Analysis, five primary sources of happiness emerged: (1) Social relationships, (2) Family relationships, (3) Personal interests, (4) Achievement, and (5) Entertainment. Pre-adolescents exhibited a higher occurrence of the Entertainment and Family relationships themes than adolescents. Parents notably more frequently mentioned Achievement than children. Overall, the findings of this dissertation could provide valuable insights to parents and educators on how to help children and adolescents promote their happiness.

Produzione scientifica

11573/1702742 - 2024 - Happy Moments between Children and Their Parents: A Multi-method and Multi-informant Perspective
Izzo, Flavia; Saija, Edoardo; Pallini, Susanna; Ioverno, Salvatore; Baiocco, Roberto; Pistella, Jessica - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES (Springer Netherlands) pp. - - issn: 1389-4978 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1651701 - 2022 - Sexting in LGB People: self-efficacy and moral disengagement
Isolani, Stefano; Antoniucci, Chiara; Morelli, Mara; Bianchi, Dora; Rosati, Fau; Izzo, Flavia; Pistella, Jessica - 04f Poster
congresso: 3rd International Conference on LGBT+ Psychology and Related Fields (Lisbona)
libro: 3rd International Conference on LGBT+ Psychology and Related Fields - ()

11573/1651702 - 2022 - Social support in same-sex couples: the role of minority stressors and dyadic adjustment
Isolani, Stefano; Antoniucci, Chiara; Rosati, Fau; Izzo, Flavia; Baiocco, Roberto - 04f Poster
congresso: 3rd International Conference on LGBT+ Psychology and Related Fields (Lisbona)
libro: 3rd International Conference on LGBT+ Psychology and Related Fields - ()

11573/1666826 - 2022 - Children’s and Adolescents’ Happiness and Family Functioning: A Systematic Literature Review
Izzo, Flavia; Baiocco, Roberto; Pistella, Jessica - 01g Articolo di rassegna (Review)
rivista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH (Basel: MDPI 2003-) pp. - - issn: 1660-4601 - wos: (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85144569551 (14)

11573/1666884 - 2022 - La felicità in famiglia: Un’analisi qualitativa dei momenti felici tra genitori e figli
Izzo, Flavia; Saija, Edoardo; Pallini, Susanna; Pistella, Jessica; Baiocco, Roberto - 04f Poster
congresso: Giornate Nazionali di Psicologia Positiva XIV Edizione. Positività di genere: Promuovere benessere nelle diversità (Naples; Italy)
libro: Book of Abstracts: Giornate Nazionali di Psicologia Positiva XIV Edizione - ()

11573/1666810 - 2022 - The Best Time with my Mom and Dad: Children’s Happiness from the Point of View of the Child, the Mother, and the Father
Izzo, Flavia; Saija, Edoardo; Pistella, Jessica; Pallini, Susanna; Baiocco, Roberto - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: XXX Congresso Nazionale AIP (Padova; Italy)
libro: Book of Abstract: 30º Congresso dell’ Associazione Italiana di Psicologia - (978-88-6938-316-8)

11573/1546598 - 2022 - Helicopter parenting and alcohol use in adolescence: A quadratic relation
Pistella, Jessica; Isolani, Stefano; Morelli, Mara; Izzo, Flavia; Baiocco, Roberto - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: NORDISK ALKOHOL- & NARKOTIKATIDSKRIFT (Helsingfors : Stakes, Forsknings- och utvecklingscentralen för social- och hälsovården, 1997-) pp. 1-12 - issn: 1455-0725 - wos: WOS:000651160500001 (8) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85115402152 (8)

11573/1620078 - 2021 - Un contributo empirico allo studio della tipicalità di genere nella giovane età adulta
Antoniucci, Chiara; Isolani, Stefano; Izzo, Flavia; Marini, Sara; Rosati, Fausta - 04f Poster
congresso: XXXIII Congresso Nazionale AIP della Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione (Bari)
libro: XXXIII Congresso Nazionale AIP della Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione - ()

11573/1573853 - 2021 - Con gli occhi dei bambini: una ricerca qualitativa sulla felicità in un gruppo di bambini e predolescenti italiani
Izzo, Flavia; Saija, Edoardo; De Simone, Annalisa; Pistella, Jessica - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: XXXIII Congresso annuale AIP della Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell'Educazione (Bari)
libro: Cacucci Editroe - Bari - ()

11573/1424100 - 2020 - Helicopter Mothers and Helicopter Fathers: Italian Adaptation and Validation of the Helicopter Parenting Instrument
Pistella, J; Izzo, F; Isolani, S; Ioverno, S; Baiocco, R - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: RASSEGNA DI PSICOLOGIA (Roma : Carocci Editore) pp. 37-46 - issn: 1974-4854 - wos: (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85097469661 (6)

11573/1417202 - 2019 - Verbal, physical and relational victimization: the role of immigrant status and gender
Pistella, Jessica; Baiocco, Roberto; Rosati, Fausta; Isolani, Stefano; Izzo, Flavia; Caricato, Victoria; Baumgartner, Emma - 04f Poster
congresso: Challenges in Developmental Research with Immigrant and Minority People (Rome; Italy)
libro: Challenges in Developmental Research with Immigrant and Minority People - ()

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