Envisioning the Future: Ten Keys to Enhance Resilience Predictors Among Inmates


This study examines the impact of the program Envisioning the Future (EF) by Patrizio Paoletti Foundation on the predictors of resilience among male inmates. EF offers ten keys encompassing the main neuroscientific findings and daily practices for resilience. With the collaboration of the University of Padua, EF was implemented in Padua prison during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, it presented 9 online sessions, led by trainers in Pedagogy for the Third Millennium (PTM), targeted at the inmates' group. Inmates completed scientific questionnaires on resilience, coping strategies, and self-efficacy in managing positive and negative emotions. Two linear regression models were computed to identify the resilience predictors: (i) at the beginning of EF (n=24, mean age=42.89, mean of years in prison=5.81), only low avoidance predicted inmates’ resilience (β=-.64, p<.05); (ii) at the end of EF (n=24, mean age=42.79, mean of years in prison=5.89), the constellation of factors predicting resilience enriched, including low avoidance (β =-.34, p<.05), self-efficacy in regulating positive emotions (β =.51, p<.05), cognitive flexibility (β =.56, p<.05), and social support (β=.56, p<.05). Results highlight that providing inmates with notions and practical suggestions about resilience, transmitted through EF, strengthens the constellation of predictors of resilience in a challenging context like the prison.

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Tania Di Giuseppe, Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti, Italy
Giulia Perasso, Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti, Italy
Alessandro Maculan, University of Padua, Italy
Francesca Vianello, University of Padua, Italy
Patrizio Paoletti, Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti, Italy

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Conference: PCE2022
Stream: Mind

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To cite this article:
Giuseppe T., Perasso G., Maculan A., Vianello F., & Paoletti P. (2022) Envisioning the Future: Ten Keys to Enhance Resilience Predictors Among Inmates ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.21
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.21

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