Studia Doctoralia https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych <p style="text-align: justify;">Studia Doctoralia Psychology and Education is the official journal of The Doctoral School of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania, published by the <a href="https://doctorat.fpse.unibuc.ro" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Doctoral Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Innovation and Sustainable Development (CCIIDD)</a></p> en-US andreea.butucescu@studiadoctoralia.ro (Andreea Butucescu) copariuc@gmail.com (Cristian Opariuc-Dan) Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Invitation to scientific writing https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/87 Alina Chiracu Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/87 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The role of locus of control and self-perception in the relationship between cyberbullying and depression, anxiety and stress in emerging adults https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/88 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>The present study aims at identifying the mediator role of the self-perception and the moderator role of locus of control in the relationship between cyberbullying and depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. Seventy-two emerging adults between 20 to 25 years old were included in the study, filling in a series of measuring instruments for cyberbullying, self-perception, locus of control and depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. The results were statistically significant in terms of the role of self-perception as mediator in the relationship between cyber-victimization and depressive symptoms. Moreover, statistical results show that the global self-worth dimension of the self-perception construct and the school competence dimension are also mediators of the relationship between cyber-victimization and depressive symptoms. An increased level of cyber-victimization causes a low level of self-perception, which will cause an increased level of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. As regards the moderator role of locus of control, the results were not statistically significant in the case of the sample included in the study, locus of control does not moderate the relationship between cyberbullying and depression, anxiety and stress symptoms.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Cătălina Maria Popoviciu Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/88 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The relationship between perceived parenting style and attachment styles, depending on the family structure https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/89 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>This paper objective is to investigate the elements from childhood that can be associated with some type of attachment in adult relationships. Participants were 207 young people aged between 20 and 30 (M= 23,22), from Romania, who have been in a relationship during the last year. The used instruments were: Parental Authority Questionnaire and Experiences of Close Relationships Inventory. The results supported that a permissive parental style is associated with a low level of anxiety (r = .17) as a dimension of attachment in adult relationships; while authoritarian parental style coincides with avoidance tendencies (r = .17) and an increased anxiety (r = .35) in adult relationships and last but not least, authoritative parental style is associated with low levels of anxiety (r = .19) or avoidance (r = .29) in relation to others. Furthermore, the work revealed differences between participants from single-parent families (following the death of their mother or father) and participants who were raised in two parent families, the latter having a lower level of avoidance, being able to express themselves more easily in relationships and show their affection. The parental structure was not supported as a significant moderator of the relationship between perceived parenting style and attachment.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Adina-Gabriela Tomșa Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/89 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS): Factorial Structure, Validity and Reliability of The Romanian Version https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/90 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>This study presents the Romanian adaptation of The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). The AMS scale was based on Self-Determination Theory (Ryan &amp; Deci, 1985) which identifies, along a continuum, from not self – determined behavior to self – determined, 3 different types of motivation: amotivation, extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation, grouped in seven dimensions. Two studies were conducted to examine the factorial structure and validity (i.e., construct, concurrent and predictive validity) of the scale along with its reliability properties. For study 1, the results obtained from a sample that included 228 students from the University of Bucharest, confirmed the 7 factors structure of the scale and verified adequate psychometric properties of this version (Cronbach alpha ranged between .69 to .87 with a mean of .81). Study 2, evaluated the temporal stability using a sample of 107 participants (r test-retest, ranged from .52 to .69). The findings of the present study showed that AMS is a valid measure and can be used in the Romanian cultural area.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Amalia Miulescu Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/90 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The circular relationship between job satisfaction and job performance mediated by psychological capital https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/91 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>The present study aims, on the one hand, to verify whether PsyCap as a second-order construct has a higher mediation effect than each of its four components taken as separate mediators (efficacy, hope, resilience, optimism) in the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance. The second objective was to compare two mediation models. In the first model PsyCap mediates the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance and in the second model PsyCap mediates the relationship between job performance and job satisfaction. The participants were 280 employees in Romanian organizations aged between 18 and 68, M = 32.96, AS = 10.10. Three questionnaires were used: Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ), Goodman and Svyantek Performance Scale, and The Generic Job Satisfaction Scale. The results showed that indeed the mediation estimates for PsyCap were higher than the estimates for its four components, regardless of the direction of the satiation-performance relationship. At the same time, through psychological capital, job satisfaction determines an increase in job performance, and job performance determines an increase in job satisfaction.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wasim Get Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/91 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Trait Emotional Intelligence, Coping Strategies, and Self-Esteem in Romanian Adolescents https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/92 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>In this study we have succeeded to render an authentic image of Romanian adolescents in terms of EI, coping strategies, and self-esteem. The study involved 211 adolescents aged between 15 and 18, who attend high school in Bucharest. The aim of the study was to identify the relationships between EI and coping strategies, EI and self-esteem, but also the mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between EI and coping strategies. Three psychometric instruments were used: TEIQue ASF for the assessment of EI, the Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents for self-esteem, and CERQ for coping strategies. The results have shown that EI predicts the nature of the coping strategies chosen by adolescents when confronted with stressful situations. Also, self-esteem has proven to be a significant mediator only in the relationship between EI and maladaptive coping, improving its effects, but not in the relationship between EI and adaptive coping.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sabina Alexandra Dumitrescu Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Doctoralia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://studiadoctoralia.ro/index.php/sdpsych/article/view/92 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0300