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In this study, the synchronisation characteristics of mothers and their 3-year-old children living in extended and nuclear family types were examined in a semi-structured play process. In this study, grounded multi-case research, which is a type of case study, was used. The participants of the study consisted of 12 mothers and their 3-year-old children, 6 of them are from an extended family type and 6 of them are from a nuclear family type. Observational and interview techniques were used to describe the interactions of the studied group in detail. As a result, interactional synchrony behaviors were very limited in all mother–child couples in the extended and also nuclear families. However, it was observed that the eye contact of mothers was inadequate.
Keywords: Interactional synchrony, parents, social interaction, family, attachment.
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