Social and Economic Class and Health Inequalities in Ethnic Minority Groups
The expression – Socialisation- as I would explain it, is used to describe the progress of studying culture and how to live within it. It provides the ability and rules necessary for operating and engaging within the society.
As defined by sociologists: “Primary Socialisation occurs when a child learns the attitudes, values and actions appropriate to individuals as members of a particular culture.”1 For example, if child, while growing up, has been taught by his mother the importance and practical skill of personal hygiene such as- washing hands before meals, then it is most likely that this child will continue to practice this habit and belief during his life as an adult.
Secondary socialisation relates to the progress of learning, what is acceptable and desirable behaviour as a member of smaller groups within the larger society. It is commonly linked to teenagers and adults and changes occurring are generally smaller than those in primary socialisation. …
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