Sociology - ROLE OF FAMILY IN SOCIALIZATION

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Socialisation is the process by means of which a human infant learns to become a functioning and participating member of the society or in other words it is the process in which an individual comes into contact with people and things that allow them to be socially acceptable.

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1 INTRODUCTIONSocialisation is the process by means of which a human infant learns to become a functioning and participating member of the society or in other words it is the process in which an individual comes into contact with people and things that allow them to be socially acceptable. It is a lifelong process which extends from cradle to grave during which one becomes a self-aware, knowledgeable and skilled person with respect to his or her culture and environment. It is society that defines norms, values, morals, culture and mode of interpretation of events to which an individual normally subscribes in order to be socially accepted and during the process of socialization those norms, values, perceptions and roles that people formulate are significantly defined by society through various agents and as well as different stages of socialization.There are four main agents of socialization who can factor a persons perception of the world as they see it and how they behave in it. The first and the most strongest agent is family in which parents play a major role in guiding children into those gender roles deemed appropriate in a society. As in every society schools the next agent have an explicit mandate to socialize people and especially children into the norms and values of their own culture. The peer groups and workplace in which socialization begins with part time employment and goes still the end of working career is the other two agent of socialization. Also soc

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