Social Network Of The Family Case Study

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1. What are the major social institutions in society that have great influence on the family?
The major social institutions in society that have great influence on family are social, economic, religious, education and state. Social Institution - One of the definitions Wiggins & Davis (2006) gave for a social institution is "a regularity in social behaviour that is agreed to by all members of society, specifies behaviour in specific recurrent situations, and is either self-policed or policed by some external authority.’ (Schotter 1981, quoted in Langlois 1986 p.11). It is therefore the family as a social institution to teach and enforce appropriate behavior, norms, values and rules. Starbuck & Lundy (2015) confer that norms are elements
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The country’s education system falls mainly under the purview of two Ministries. Education is provided to family members through the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE). In Tobago through the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), by Act No. 40 of 1996 has the responsibility for the administration of education in Tobago, including curriculum implementation (Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ministry of Education, …show more content…
What is the social network of the family?
The social network of the family are the people/institutions they interact with and share similar interests or provide a service to the family. The social network provides essential services to help family members attain their goals. Also, it influences an effective interaction between its members. There are no simple rule about interaction within the many systems in the social network. The social network of the family includes schools, State and Social Agencies, Mass media, friends, employment, neighborhood and relatives (Humphrey & Harwell, 2016, p. 20). There are benefits to family social networks. One of the benefits Heizler & Kimhi (2012) outline is "social networks provide several basic non-economic services (Furman and Buhrmester, 1985): (a) attachment — affection, security and intimate disclosure, (b) reliable alliance — a lasting and dependable bond, (c) enhancement of worth — affirmation of one's competence or value, (d) social integration — companionship and the 2 sharing of experiences, (e) guidance — tangible aid and advice, and (f) opportunity for nurturance — taking care of another"

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