94244 - PSICOLOGIA DEL LAVORO E DELL'ORIENTAMENTO

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - knows the main theoretical models, methods and tools useful for the design of guidance interventions to contrast the school drop-out; - knows the main theoretical models, methods and tools useful for the design of guidance interventions to accompany the transitions training and work; - knows the main methods and tools (e.g., skills assessment) useful for designing guidance paths to support the socio-occupational integration of vulnerable groups (e.g., ex-offenders, immigrants, people in social disadvantage); - is able to analyze the psycho-social variables involved in the process; - is able to operate a critical assessment of guidance paths to support the socio-occupational integration of vulnerable groups (e.g., ex-offenders, immigrants, people in social disadvantage). is able to analyze the psycho-social variables involved in the guidance process; - is able to make a critical assessment of guidance paths aimed at preventing conditions of social disadvantage; - is able to design guidance paths and job placement of people experiencing situations of disadvantage.

Course contents

The course aims to explore the theoretical, research and operational aspects of traditional topics in Work Psychology, according to the current international literature and with constant attention to intervention strategies.

The course also aims to provide students with an introduction to the main basic assumptions in the field of career guidance, in order to acquire the basic knowledge related to the development and implementation of interventions in this field.

Contents:

  • Main theories and research topics in work psychology
  • Psychosocial risk factors and health
  • Principal work-related stress models
  • Work-related well-being
  • Motivation
  • Job satisfaction
  • Organizational socialization
  • Principal theoretical approaches to career guidance psychology
  • Flexibility and job insecurity
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Employability
  • Career anchors
  • Work meanings
  • Strategies for intervention across career stages

Readings/Bibliography

Chapters to be studied for each text are listed below.

1) Sarchielli, G. & Fraccaroli, F. (2017). Introduzione alla psicologia del lavoro. Bologna: Il Mulino

  • Capitolo I. Lo studio psicologico del lavoro
  • Capitolo II. Lavorare oggi: esigenza di un nuovo contratto psicologico
  • Capitolo III. Il legame psicologico tra individuo e lavoro
  • Capitolo VI. Costi e ricavi del lavoro
  • Capitolo VII. Condotte lavorative anomale e controproducenti

2) Guglielmi, D. & Chiesa, R. (2021). Orientamento scolastico e professionale. Bologna: Il Mulino

  • Capitolo I. Nuove sfide per l’orientamento
  • Capitolo II. Psicologia dell’orientamento: approcci teorici
  • Capitolo III. Funzioni dell’orientamento e competenze per attuarle

3) Toderi, S. & Sarchielli, G. (2013). Sviluppare la carriera lavorativa. Bologna: Il Mulino.

  • Capitolo III. Teoria delle ancore di carriera
  • Capitolo IV. Metodi per le ancore di carriera
  • Capitolo V. Ancore di carriera e sviluppo delle persone nelle organizzazioni

Teaching methods

The course consists of frontal lectures supported by PowerPoint presentations and integrated with group discussions and other material available on the https://virtuale.unibo.it [https://virtuale.unibo.it/] platform

Warnings and rules of good course functioning

Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in the teaching activity and are responsible for being updated on information provided in class and/or on the https://virtuale.unibo.it [https://virtuale.unibo.it/] platform.

Students are expected to exhibit proper and respectful behavior all the time. This involves both avoiding illicit behavior that is subject to disciplinary action (e.g., copying texts from classmates or the internet, falsifying data, etc.) and observing basic social rules.

Assessment methods

Please note that the specified methods could vary due to the medical emergency caused by Coronavirus and the resulting deliberations of the Course Committee.

The final exam will be a written test based on the exam program reported in the “Texts/Bibliography” box. The test is composed of 40 close-ended questions. Each question provides 4 or 5 options for answers.

The exam lasts 30 minutes.

Students with special needs are invited to inform the professor in order to evaluate the opportunity of adapting the exam procedure (e.g., oral test).

To date, the standard procedure for taking exams is face-to-face.

In order to take the exam, students must enrol through AlmaEsami application. Students who are unable to enrol by the expected deadline due to technical problems, are required to promptly notify the Teaching Secretariat and the Professor.

Teaching tools

The main teaching tools will be:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Group exercises
  • Printed material

Where possible, downloadable materials will be available at https://virtuale.unibo.it [https://virtuale.unibo.it/] /

Office hours

See the website of Greta Mazzetti