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ERIC Number: EJ957812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7219
Hierarchy of Interactive Functions in Father-Mother-Baby Three-Way Games
Frascarolo, France; Favez, Nicolas; Carneiro, Claudio; Fivaz-Depeursinge, Elisabeth
Infant and Child Development, v13 n4 p301-322 Dec 2004
In developmental research, the family has mainly been studied through dyadic interaction. Three-way interactions have received less attention, partly because of their complexity. This difficulty may be overcome by distinguishing between four hierarchically embedded functions in three-way interactions: (1) participation (inclusion of all participants), (2) organization (partners keeping to their roles), (3) focalization (sharing a common focus) and (4) affective contact (being in tune). We document this hierarchical model on a sample of 80 families observed in the Lausanne Trilogue Play situation across four different sites. Hierarchy between functions was demonstrated by means of Guttman scalability coefficient. Given the importance of the child's development in a threesome, the pertinence of this model for family assessment is discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 4 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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