Research Institute on Population and Social Policies



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The Youth Trend Observatory deals with the analysis of attitudesbehavior e youthful conditioning with particular interest for the childhood and adolescent age group. The Observatory has been carrying out periodicals since 2014 qualitative-quantitative study and research activities mainly focused on students of Italian public schools. The project is part of the research activities of the Observatory Young People At The Test (GAP), oriented towards the study of youthful tendencies detectable in secondary schools. With the GAP project, two sample searches were first conducted in Rome and in the Metropolitan City of Rome and in Latina, respectively in 2015 and in 2017. These studies were configured as pilot phases for the purpose of refining and validating innovative research tools. In 2019, the national GAP survey was carried out, with the direct involvement of thousands of young people from north to south of Italy. Since 2021, also as a result of the spread of COVID19 and the effects produced on youth social interaction by physical distancing measures, the Observatory has received a mandate from Presidency of the CouncilDepartment of Family Policy, in order to detect and analyze: – violence and social deviance induced on the infantile segment of the population by social conditioning and exposure to TV series and the web, video games and apps with stereotyped and violent content; – the individual and social factors impeding the diffusion of well-being, of equal opportunities and youth inclusion, through the analysis of adolescent attitudes and behaviors with particular attention to the changes taking place insocial interaction, as of individual and relational well-being, violence and social deviance, behavior and ai consumption at risk, To socio-cultural conditioning and to opinions about society and institutions. Also starting from 2021, the specific objective of the Observatory will also be the definition of innovative policies aimed at contrasting social deviance and promoting well-being, equal opportunities and youth inclusion, and the production of specific training and educational interventions aimed at school teachers, female students, students and parents. This result will be produced through the application of the method Delphi MIX of the CNR-Irpps.
The Observatory realizes periodic both local and national surveys availing innovative indicators it's a psychosocial research approach, in order to produce a complex reading of the phenomena under study which simultaneously contemplates the influence of individual and social variables in determining population trends. Sample surveys are conducted through the method CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) e CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing), and with the aid of semi-structured electronic survey questionnaires. The mode of data collection is anonymous and assisted, and provides for the presence of CNR researchers in each survey site, in order to ensure high data reliability. Phases of in-depth study of the observed phenomena are also foreseen by means of qualitative research tools, such as focus groups, in-depth interviews and scenario planning activities. The research activities of the Observatory focus on the following analysis dimensions: – quantity, quality and methods of horizontal and vertical personal interaction; – empathy, self-esteem, prosociality, internet and social media use, hyperconnection, social deviance (bullying, cyberbullying, sexting); – social conditioning and relationship with diversity; – family climate, stereotypes, roles and gender-based violence, violence between brothers and sisters and witnessing violence; – lifestyles, leisure activities, general well-being, risky consumption and addictions; – set of values, orientations, opinions, ontological security and systemic trust.
The Observatory avails itself of the contribution of a large and multidisciplinary research team with skills in sociologystatisticspsychologydemographyeconomy e cultural antropology. The members of the group have a long experience in the analysis of population attitudes and behaviors, interaction and social conditioning, communication and scientific dissemination.
The communication and dissemination activities of the Observatory's research results involve the production of international scientific publications and the transfer of the knowledge produced to the mass media, the scientific, scholastic and healthcare world, educators and political decision-makers, also through orientation interventions and through of conferences, institutional sites and related social pages. Particular attention is paid to the identification of orientation actions and the promotion of youth skills in response to physiological and contingent critical issues concerning the world of education and culture. The research results dissemination plan makes use of the support of the Press Office and the Communication Office of the CNR. The Observatory's activities have so far produced a monographic text, various publications in scientific journals, participation in scientific conferences, training activities for public teachers, dissemination in radio and television information programmes.
The searches are conducted through questionnaires administered using the Limesurvey software, installed on a CNR server. The web space is secure (HTTPS) and managed by CNR systems engineers. The questionnaires do not detect identification data, do not trace the IP, do not store the respondents' cookies (not even the technical ones that are necessary for navigation) and do not store identification data deriving from access to the questionnaire. The data collected is analyzed exclusively by the research group of the Observatory and it is not foreseen that it will be handed over to third parties, either in Italy or abroad. Only aggregated data is disclosed. The data collected is analyzed exclusively by the research group of the Observatory and it is not foreseen that it will be handed over to third parties, either in Italy or abroad. Only the aggregated results are disclosed.
• Tintori A. (2021). Essenza e apparenza nel continuo mutare sociale. Le nuove frontiere della scuola, n. 55, La Rigenerazione. La Medusa Editrice, pp. 60-64 [ISSN: 2281-9681];
• Tintori A., Ciancimino G., Vismara A., Cerbara L. (2021). Sports as education: Is this a stereotype too? A national research on the relationship between sports practice, bullying, racism and stereotypes among Italian students. Cogent Education, Taylor & Francis, 8: 1, 1938385, DOI:;
• Tintori, A .; Ciancimino, G .; Giovanelli, G .; Cerbara, L. (2021) Bullying and Cyberbullying among Italian Adolescents: The Influence of Psychosocial Factors on Violent Behaviors.  J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 18 (4), 1558;;
• Avveduto S., Tintori A. (2020). Il lungo cammino dell’equità di genere nella scienza. No. 25. Prism Magazine;
• Tintori A. (2019). La misura ideale del reale. Le distanze sociali, Le nuove frontiere della scuola, no. 51, The measure, year XVI, November, pp. 81-86 [ISSN: 2281-9681];
• Caruso MG, Cerbara L. Tintori A. (2019). Stereotipi, bullismo e devianza a scuola. Identikit degli studenti italiani. Minorigiustizia, no. 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’opinioneLe 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 migrazioniTredicesimo 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. (edited by) (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 migrazioniUndicesimo Rapporto, Centro Studi e Ricerche IDOS, IDOS Edizioni, [ISBN: 9788864800523].