Essay about Three Major Agents Of Socialization

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Four Major Agents of Socialization
Sociologists define agents of socialization as people or groups that affect our self-concept, attitudes, behavior, and other views toward life. Throughout my life many different agents of socialization have influenced me and contributed toward my development. The agents of socialization that most impacted my life as a high school student and now as a college student have remained unchanged. The four specific categories are family, church community, school, and peers.
My family has always had the largest influence on my life. Both of my parents worked hard to provide for my older sister and I. We would probably be considered a middle class family that lives a typical life in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. The thing that stands out most to me about my family is the support, encouragement and belief in my dream to become a successful student-athlete. Once they knew that I was serious about my goal, there was nothing they did not do to support me. My dad coached me from my six year old basketball church league team all the way through my 10th grade club team. He also served as my trainer which meant hours of his time were spent practicing and working out with me to help develop my athletic skills.
As a result of his support and the time spent together, my dad and I have a very close bond that many of my friends do not understand. Many of my friends had dreams of playing sports in both high school and college, but did not receive the full support…

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