There are numerous sociological factors that have the ability to affect behavior. Some of these sociological factors include one’s education, religion, gender, race, ethnicity, neighborhood, family life, and even societal norms. I firmly believe that nature (predispositions) and nurture (surroundings) are the biggest influencers on a person’s behavior in this capacity. More specifically, I feel as though family factors are the biggest factor due to the fact that it has the ability to be a tremendous influence. A supportive family can serve as a means of protection against unfavorable sociological factors. However, an abusive family can lead to the pursuit of additional unfavorable sociological factors, which in turn, would heighten the probability of a person ultimately living a dysfunctional life.
On a personal level, I feel as though my family had the largest impact on my behavior. I was raised in a lower-class setting, and as such, was forced to constantly defend myself just to survive. I was exposed to many things as a youth, including both drugs and alcoholism. My parents did try their best to utilize the necessary means to protect me, and as such, I was able to stop myself from internalizing many negative social factors that surrounded me outside of my house. My house was my safe-zone, and outside of it was a battle zone. I certainly have a tremendous amount of admiration for my parents, and feel fortunate to have been raised in those circumstances so that I would later be able to gather a greater appreciation for the sociological factors that were the most important.
There are numerous sociological factors that have the ability to affect behavior. Some of these sociological factors include one’s education, religion, gender, race, ethnicit