Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal, vol.10, no.59, pp.581-602, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The aim of this research is to introduce the Interactional Coding System (ICS),
adapted to Turkish culture in order to observe couples' problem-solving interactions.
Within the scope of the study, the results of some empirical studies using ICS have
been compiled and some ideas about future studies are presented. In ICS, behaviors
that occur during the interaction are coded simultaneously in two dimensions as
verbal and non-verbal. There are three categories for both verbal and nonverbal
behaviors: positive, negative, and neutral. During the ICS adaptation process, 25
married couples were studied. The video recordings of three randomly selected
couples were encoded by two separate encoders. The Kappa coefficient was found
to be .88 (p <.001) for verbal codes and .81 (p <.001) for non-verbal codes. This
showed that the study is a very reliable study for coders.