Psychology Hub 2024-04-12T07:22:19+00:00 Editorial Staff Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Psychology hub (PSY-HUB)</strong>, formerly <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rassegna di psicologia</a>, is an international peer-reviewed open access journal that aims to keep psychologists up-to-date on the latest research. <strong>Psychology hub</strong> provides a forum for psychology, psychiatry, and mental health professionals to share their findings with researchers. See the <strong><a href="">About the journal</a></strong> page for further information.</p> <p><strong>Psychology hub</strong> is indexed by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SCI Journal</a> (2022 Impact Score: 0.64), <a href=";tip=sid&amp;clean=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SCImago</a> (2022 H-Index: 6), <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scopus</a> (CiteScore 2022: 1.4; SJR 2022: 0.280; SNIP 2022: 0.222).</p> Why people think they procrastinate? A study on adults from Buenos Aires with the General Procrastination Scale 2024-01-08T17:23:56+00:00 Rocío Giselle Fernández Da Lama María Elena Brenlla <p>Procrastination is a common behavior involving the deliberate postponement of tasks, even when one foresees negative consequences. This behavior is also influenced by a person's mindset and beliefs, including views on success, failure, self-worth, instant gratification, and task importance. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the General Procrastination Scale (GPS) to Argentinean population and explore the primary reasons people believe lead to procrastination. A total of 276 adults (52% females, 45% males, and 3% non-binary) (M<sub>age</sub> = 32.64, SD = 11.34) took part in an online questionnaire-based study. A series of Confirmatory factor analysis resulted in a good fit for a single-factor model (χ<sup>2</sup>/df = 1.58, CFI = 0.98, TLI = 0.98, RMSEA [CI 95%] = 0.05 [0.04, 0.06], SRMR = 0.07) with an adequate internal consistency (Omega = 0.88 [95% CI = 0.86, 0.90], Cronbach´s α = 0.89). Chi-square tests revealed significant associations between demographic data and procrastination reasons. Additionally, trait procrastination was higher in participants that agreed on feeling overwhelmed, fearing of failure and unpreparedness, poor time management skills, boredom and lack of motivation as reason to procrastinate. These findings have relevant practical implications, particularly in assessing trait procrastination. Exploring the reasons behind task delay enhances our understanding of the causes, offering valuable insights for developing effective interventions and treatments tailored to individual needs.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub Collective and Family Silence and Concealment of the Shoah and Argentinean dictatorship: Two Case reports 2024-01-29T19:19:19+00:00 Susanna Pallini Roberta Pavoncello Cecilia De Baggis <p class="Keywords" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-GB">In the collective and individual healing of traumatic events, narratives contribute to recovering, processing, and integrating fragmented memories, and to improve awareness and regulation of the related emotions. This study aimed at analysing the attachment narratives of both a child of a <em>Desaparecida</em> and a child of a Birkenau survivor, exploring what is and is not said by parents about their traumatic experiences. <em>Methods</em>: The Adult Attachment interview was administered and analysed. <em>Results</em>. In both families, the traumatic experiences were not fully narrated during childhood, but two different emotional patterns have been found: one includes unexpressed emotions about traumatic experiences, protection, and acceptance of their and others’ vulnerabilities, and the other is characterized by emotional dysregulation and lack of empathic communication<em>.</em> The first pattern corresponds to the full expression of feelings in the child’s narrative, the other to the child’s emotional distance and laughter to the pain<em>.</em></span></p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub A Qualitative Exploration of the role of intersectionality in health disparities faced by Indian transgender persons 2024-02-27T10:55:43+00:00 Harleen Kaur Tushar Singh <p>Transgender persons in India represent a minority and are subjected to varying levels of disparities, including that of health. These disparities for a transgender person are multi-axial and have a complex origin and manifestation that can only be assessed and explored through an intersectional lens where efforts are made to understand the collision of multiple and different identities and the role these identities play in a transgender person’s life. The present research was, thus, an effort to explore the role of intersectionality in health disparities faced by Indian transgender persons. Twelve transgender persons from rural, semi-rural, and urban residences were interviewed. The results of the analysis revealed that lack of knowledge and sensitivity regarding this community, non-acceptance from family, partners or peers, and other society members are important factors that impact their physical, psychological, and sexual health. The analysis also revealed a clearly defined role of intersectionality in disparities of health. The major themes were age, socio-economic status, education, caste, color, and family support which serve a role in disparities of their physical as well as mental health treatment, henceforth resulting in the development of ‘pervasive transphobia’ in the Indian healthcare system. With its distinct findings related to the intersections, it can be concluded that Indian transgender people are disproportionately affected by health disparities. There is an urgency to unfold such disparities of health through the lens of intersectionality.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub Childhood maltreatment and cyberbullying victimization/perpetration; The mediating role of family function, resilience, and anxiety 2023-09-14T07:43:42+00:00 Rasool Hamidi Choolabi Zinat Asgharzadeh Nasr Abadi Kiarash Tavakolpour Omid Amani <p class="western" lang="it-IT" style="text-indent: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm;" align="justify"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Garamond, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span lang="en-US"><em>Cyberbullying (CBB) is an emerging social concern that has harmful effects on the life satisfaction of students and their relatives. This study aimed to examine how family function, resilience, and anxiety mediate the link between childhood maltreatment (CM) and CBB victimization/perpetration among Iranian students. We conducted a cross-sectional study in March 2022 with 403 students (75 males, 328 females) aged 18 to 50. Participants completed an online questionnaire encompassing the Child Abuse Self-Report Scale, Cyberbullying and Online Aggression Scale, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Family Assessment Device (FAD), and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). We found that CM correlated with CBB victimization/perpetration. The mediation analysis showed that family function fully mediates the relationship between CM and CBB victimization/perpetration. Also, poor family function could raise anxiety and the risk of CBB victimization/perpetration. Moreover, the reduced family function might harm individuals’ resilience, and lower resilience might increase the likelihood of becoming a victim of CBB through anxiety mediation. Overall, our research underscores the family's pivotal role in ensuring cyber safety and preventing CBB involvement of its members, and it should be considered in intervention programs.</em></span></span></span></span></p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub Not perfect, but it can be used to measure relational aggression: Psychometric properties of the Indonesian version of the Relational Aggression Scale 2023-09-13T07:13:32+00:00 Darmawan Muttaqin Gayatri Wibaningrum Kevin Dermawan Timothy Ryan Shannen Vania Tanuwijaya <p>Relational aggression is one form of violence that can occur in interpersonal relationships. Relational aggression has various construct variations and measurement tools. Recently, a new measurement tool for relational aggression called the Relational Aggression Scale (RAS) has been developed, which can be used to measure the construct of relational aggression directly, indirectly, proactively, and reactively. This study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the RAS in an Indonesian sample. Participants in the study were 712 individuals aged 18-25 years (M = 20.987, SD = 1.552) residing in Surabaya. The evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Indonesian version of the RAS included content validity, item accuracy, factor structure, and convergent validity. The study found that not all items of the Indonesian version of the RAS have satisfactory item quality based on Aiken V calculation and infit and outfit estimates of the Rasch model. However, the Indonesian version of the RAS has a satisfactory factor structure and convergent validity. Although the Indonesian version of the RAS is not perfect in terms of item quality, the Indonesian version of the RAS can be used to measure relational aggression in the Indonesian sample.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub Effects of Anxiety Symptoms on Undergraduate Students' Quality of Life: Mediating Role of Perceived Social Support and Self-esteem 2023-10-22T15:57:42+00:00 Le-Thanh Tran Duy-Hung Le Quang Dao Pham <p>This paper was conducted to examine the mediating role of perceived social support and self-esteem in the relationship between symptoms of anxiety and quality of life. A cross-sectional survey of 308 undergraduate students was conducted. The results show that anxiety symptoms have a negative effect on the student's quality of life. In addition, perceived social support and self-esteem play a partial mediating role in the relationship between anxiety symptoms and quality of life. Our findings help to better understand the mechanism that affects the quality of life of undergraduate students. This is also the basis for the implementation of improving the quality of life and reducing the impact of anxiety on the quality of life of undergraduate students.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Psychology Hub Analysis of Quality of life and anxiety in an underprivileged city in IRAN during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study 2024-01-12T10:24:32+00:00 Mohammadamin Abdi Arefeh Arabpour Dahouei Navid Mirzakhani Araghi <p><strong>Introduction</strong><strong><em>:</em></strong> The covid-19 pandemic started in December 2019 in China. &nbsp;Its first confirmed cases were in Feb 2020 in Iran. It affects not only physical health but also well-being and Quality of life. Previous Studies have widely explored the Quality of life in wealthy communities during the COVID-19 pandemic; the present study selected the earthquake-prone and underprivileged city of Zarand (Iran) and aimed to evaluate the Quality of life and anxiety.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong><strong><em>:</em></strong> A total of 291 patients infected with COVID-19 were included in this cross-sectional study. They were selected using systematic non-random sampling. The participants' Quality of life and anxiety were evaluated using the online WHO-Quality of Life-BREF and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). The analysis was not limited to the significance and included the effect size. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 26 using Spearman's correlation, T-test, and Kruskal-Wallis.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong><strong><em>:</em></strong> The survey results showed that on average, the Quality of life scores were less than 50 out of 100. 58% of patients reported moderate to severe anxiety, and there was a negative correlation between all of the four physical (P-value&lt;0.001), psychological(P-value&lt;0.001), social(P-value&lt;0.007), and environmental(P-value&lt;0.001) domains of Quality of life and anxiety, respectively. Degree of education and Quality of life were positively correlated in all domains except for the environmental part. Participants' Age ranged from 18 to 58, and the correlation between Age and the physical and psychological domain was significant. No significant correlation was found between the Quality of life, sex, and marital status.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong><strong><em>:</em></strong> The current study provides evidence of low Quality of life and high anxiety levels in patients who experienced COVID-19. This consequence implicates immediate considerations and an increase in psychological services to be considered by policymakers and officials.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Psychology Hub Unveiling the veil of workplace Loneliness: A Theory-Concept-Methodology (TCM) framework 2024-01-07T18:27:50+00:00 Archana Choudhary Biswa Prakash Jena Smruti Patre <p>The aim of the study is to learn more about the causes and effects of workplace loneliness. The study uses a TCM (Theory, Context, Methodology) framework based on various studies to critically assess and analyse the existing body of research on workplace loneliness from 2010 to 2021. This paper tries to do a comprehensive review of the antecedents, underlying processes, and outcomes, which will provide future directions for further development of the workplace loneliness construct and identify significant opportunities for researchers to advance the field's theoretical and empirical development.</p> 2024-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Psychology Hub