Sociocultural: The Relationship Between Social And Cultural Factors

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Sociocultural is defined the combination or relationship between social and cultural elements or factors (Dictionary.com, 2014). It is the basis in society and culture in which we live, learn and develop as a whole and how we can contribute and affect differences among individuals. Growing up these days, the environment plays a vital role in the way that we develop as a whole. It aids in our understanding interacting with features that makes us an individual. As a child, forming social connections and networks between people creates a series of interlocking relationships between individuals and groups. These social interactions encourage peer acceptance
Having a sense of exclusion and acceptance are a key factor within a strong based community.
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It is the raw material of civil society and is based upon the value of everyday interactions between people. Social capital is the space between people in which they are binded through a series of networks of meaningful relationships. For students, these relationships draw upon each other to build a strong foundation in which can encourage cultural diversity. Racial equality is a broad sector and in school, students can lack understanding. It is expressed that social capital is beneficial for students ' school adjustment because the element of social relationships among peers can help generate social capital throughout both individual and class level (British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013) .From this, it has a distinctive effect both on students performance and well-being. For children, school is an important part of their development, taking up a large proportion of their life therefore schools play a vital role in their environment and development. The British Journal of Sociology of Education concluded that social capital, on both the child and classroom affects school adjustment, not only with regard to academic achievement but also with regard to behavioural problems. This expresses that students individual social capital is more important and valuable then a student 's classroom-level social capital and students who were popular with classmates were more likely to perform to a higher standard academically. Growing up, I surrounded myself with a large cohesive group of friends giving me a high status and a psychosocially more comfortable environment to be in. Upon entering my high school years, this changed dramatically. My large cohesive group of friends expanded and all went their separate ways. Because of the dramatic change at such a vital and early stage of my life, my academic performance

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