Agents Of Socialization Essay

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Agents of socialization are the individuals, groups and institutions that create the social context in which socialization takes place.There has been a couple of agents of socialization that have shaped the way I am. The agents of socialization that have changed me were my family, school, and friends. There were certain people in each category that made a huge impact on my self than others and till this day have affected me on good way. The dedication that these people had with me made me push my self to be a better person. The first agent of socialization and most important is my family, they have show me values, norms, and beliefs. The main person in my family who helped shape the way I am today was my grandfather. As I grew up he took…show more content…
The main purpose of school is to transfer subject knowledge and teach life school such as following directions. School thought me to follow authority and behave even if I had to be punished. For my self in my first years of school in Mexico I learned to follow direction and behave since the punishment were more severe then here. They also show how to be quiet, to wait and to act interest at times and pay attention. My teacher from 5th grade was the most important person from this agent of socialization. She was the one who took her time and patience to teach me English when I moved to the United States. If it was not for her I would have struggle more to learn the langue and get accustom to the culture here. She also thought me other things that are very common in the…show more content…
Friends help one be more social, to have fun, and to be there an experience new things. They are also the ones who you are more yourself and that one can identify with much better. My friends have helped me realize how a person that is not family can become family because of there actions. They help me be trust people more and be more outgoing so I won 't regret not doing it. They also help me on my confidence and push me to do better. One of my friends that had a lot of influence on me was my friend David. David has always been there for me and has never giving me a no for an answer. He is an example how a person that is not related to you can become family because of their actions. He would also tell me to stop voting or not to do something. He would tell me when I was doing something wrong and help me fix it. He has thought me how to be more generous to others and how to express your feelings no matter what anyone thinks. Its what you think about yourself that matters. Over all the agents of socialization that have affected my life are not many but they had tremendous effects on how I am today. They way my family, school and friends help me, and shape me continuous to be a part of my life. Those people who also were there to do so have made a special mark on me and the way I behave and show the true
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