Effect of video-feedback intervention on Turkish mothers' sensitivity and physical intrusiveness: a randomized control trial

Alsancak-Akbulut C., ŞAHİN ACAR B., Sumer N.

ATTACHMENT & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, vol.23, no.6, pp.795-813, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14616734.2020.1753085
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-813
  • Keywords: Video-based intervention, physical intrusiveness, sensitivity, Turkish culture, randomized controlled trial, ATTACHMENT-BASED INTERVENTIONS, MATERNAL SENSITIVITY, INFANT ATTACHMENT, CHILDREN, CHALLENGES, SECURITY, SUPPORT, CULTURE, AUTISM
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We examined the effectiveness of the video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting-Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) in enhancing maternal sensitivity and decreasing maternal physical intrusive behaviors among Turkish mothers. Mothers (N = 68; M-age = 29.29, SD = 5.20) with their children (M-age = 20.04 months, SD = 6.62) participated in a randomized controlled trial with pre-, post-, and follow-up assessments (N-intervention = 40, N-control = 28). Maternal sensitivity was assessed using the Ainsworth Sensitivity Scale. A coding schema was developed and used to assess maternal physical intrusiveness. The results indicated that mothers in intervention group benefited from the VIPP-SD in both increasing their global sensitivity (d = 0.51, p =.016) and decreasing the frequency of physical intrusive behaviors (d = 0.56, p =.007) compared to mothers in the control group. Overall, the VIPP-SD program appears to decrease the level of physical intrusiveness, in addition to promoting maternal sensitivity among Turkish mothers.