The investigation of interactional synchrony between 3-year-old children and their mothers according to family types

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Zeynep Deniz Seven
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3900-989X
Serdal Seven
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3965-4725

Abstract

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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Seven, Z., & Seven, S. (2020). The investigation of interactional synchrony between 3-year-old children and their mothers according to family types. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 142-148. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v7i1.4878
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