GAP National Survey – Giovani alla prova
The CNR-Irpps Youth Trends Observatory is focused on the analysis of youth behaviours and attitudes, with specific regard to adolescents. Since 2014, the Observatory has carried out periodical studies and qualitative research activities which have targeted both male and female upper secondary school students in Italy.
The “Giovani alla Prova” (GAP) project lies beneath the scope of the Observatory’s research activities. It is an innovative research activity conceived and self-financed by CNR-Irpps under the responsibility of dr. Antonio Tintori.
During the project, two large sample surveys were realised: the first in the metropolitan city of Rome in 2015 and the second in Latina, in 2017. These studies have contributed to setting up the preliminary phases of the project, whose results have supported the enhancement and validation of many innovative research tools. Subsequently, in 2019, the GAP national survey was carried out involving youth from northern to southern of Italy. The results of GAP national survey will be publicly presented in October 2020.
To date, the research activities realised by the Observatory have focused on the following dimensions:
– Quality, quantity and ways of interaction, either in a vertical or horizontal manner;
– Wellbeing (physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual), leisure and lifestyles;
– Deviance and high-risk products consumption;
– Socio-cultural conditioning, values, self-esteem, stereotypes and cultural prejudices;
– Personal orientations and general opinions.
The aim of the Observatory is to periodically carry out sample surveys through the CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing) and CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) methods, which are supported by the submission of semi-structured questionnaires. The data collection system is anonymous and assisted by the onsite presence of CNR researchers, with the aim of granting a high level of data reliability. Furthermore, some in-depth studies of the observed phenomena will be provided through the use of qualitative research tools, like focus groups, in-depth interviews and scenario planning activities (Delphi MIX CNR-Irpps).
The statistical components of the survey are structured using sampling plans including the construction of two stage stratified representative samples. These samples are obtained through reasoned selection criteria at a first stage – the cities – and a random selection of the Secondary Schools listed in the Ministry of Education’s databases, split by typology of school (Professional Institute, Technical Secondary School, High School).
The communication and dissemination activities about the results of the Observatory’s research will include: the publication of scientific articles, knowledge transfer to mass media, academia and both the education and healthcare sectors, as well as policy makers and the educators, which will also be provided with guidance and information through conferences, institutional websites and social accounts. A particular emphasis will be given to the identification of actions in order to produce guidance and to promote youth competencies as a response to physiological issues in the fields of education, culture and social development. The results’ dissemination plan will be supported by CNR’s Press Office.
To date, the Observatory’s activities have produced: a monography, several publications on scientific journals, participations to conventions, training activities for public school teachers, dissemination through radio and television programmes.
The Observatory benefits from the contribution of a large and multi-sectorial group of researchers, with specialised competencies in the fields of Sociology, Statistics, Psychology, Psychopedagogy, Demography, Economics and Cultural Anthropology. The team has a long-standing experience in population behavioural analysis, social interaction and conditioning and scientific communication and dissemination. Below follows the main set of competencies and resources for each member:
The research is grounded on questionnaires which are submitted through Limesurvey software, which has been installed on a CNR server. The website is secured (HTTPS) and managed by CNR system engineers. The questionnaires do not collect the identification data, do not track IP addresses, do not save the respondents’ cookies (even the technical ones which are necessary for ensuring the navigation) and do not store identification data records concerning the access to the questionnaire.
The collected data is exclusively analysed by the Observatory’s research group and will not be handed over to third parties, neither at a national nor international level. Only the aggregate results will be object of the dissemination.
- Tintori A. (2019). La misura ideale del reale. Le distanze sociali, Le nuove frontiere della scuola, n. 51, La misura, anno XVI, novembre, pp. 81-86 [ISSN: 2281-9681];
- Caruso M. G., Cerbara L. Tintori A. (2019). Stereotipi, bullismo e devianza a scuola. Identikit degli studenti italiani. Minorigiustizia, n. 2/2019, Milano, Franco Angeli [ISSN: 1121-2845; DOI:10.3280/MG2019-002010];
- Cerbara L., Tintori A. (2019). L’immagine che vogliamo. Il web e gli stereotipi sui migranti. In: Uomini, donne e bambini, a cura di Ezio Alessio Gensini e Leonardo Santoli, Regione Toscana, Consiglio Regionale, p. 2017-2016 [ISBN: 978-88-85617-41-4];
- Tintori A. (2018). L’illusione della competenza e l’inganno dell’opinione, Le nuove frontiere della scuola, n. 48, La competenza, anno XV, ottobre, pp. 11-16 [ISSN: 2281-9681];
- Cerbara L., Tintori A. (2018). Bullismo, stereotipi, pregiudizi e comportamenti a rischio. Un confronto tra studenti italiani e stranieri di Latina. Osservatorio romano sulle migrazioni, Tredicesimo Rapporto, Centro Studi e Ricerche IDOS, IDOS Edizioni, p. 69-75 [ISBN: 9788864800264];
- Cerbara L., Tintori A. (2018). La condizione giovanile nella città di Latina. Indagine GAP 2017. Roma: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS Working papers107/2018) [ISSN: 2240-7332];
- Tintori A. (2018). Devianza e disagio relazionale a scuola. Bullismo e cyberbullismo tra tradizione e modernità. In: Pugni chiusi. Bullismo: punti di vista, non-storie, impressioni, significati. Soluzioni? Un contributo a cambiare, per cambiare, a cura di Ezio Alessio Gensini e Leonardo Santoli, Regione Toscana, Consiglio Regionale, p. 69-73 [ISBN: 978-88-85617-11-7];
- Cerbara L., Tintori A. (2017). Lungo l’asse dell’integrazione/esclusione. Il banco di scuola con-diviso tra studenti italiani e stranieri. In: Migrazioni e integrazioni nell’Italia di oggi, a cura di Corrado Bonifazi, Roma: CNR-IRPPS e-Publishing, p. 199-211 [ISBN: 978-88-98822-12-6 (online), 978-88-98822-10-2 (print), DOI 10.14600/978-88-98822-12-6];
- Tintori A., Cerbara L. (2017). Lo sport di tutti. Valori e didattica dell’integrazione sociale. In: Pratica sportiva e lavoro sociale tra stato, mercato e comunità, Culture e Studi del Sociale(CuSSoc), vol. 2 (1), giugno, pp. 43-54 [ISSN: 2531-3975];
- Tintori A., Cerbara L. (a cura di) (2016). Giovani alla prova. La condizione giovanile nella Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale. Aracne editrice [ISBN: 978-88-548-9278-1];
- Brandi C., Cerbara L., Tintori A. (2016), Prospettive, aspettative e atteggiamenti degli studenti di seconda generazione della Città metropolitana di Roma. Osservatorio romano sulle migrazioni, Undicesimo Rapporto, Centro Studi e Ricerche IDOS, IDOS Edizioni, [ISBN: 9788864800523].
INFOGRAPHICS AND DISSEMINATION PRODUCTS