The Importance Of The Family In The Socialization
The importance of the family in the socialization process becomes clear when its impact is compared with that of other influences.
example, Mayeske (1973] studied the roles of racial-ethnic group, social class, and quality of school attended as causes of different rates of learning in children. lie found that none of these was nearly as important as the presence or absence of a family atmosphere which encouraged learning aspirations and study habits. A recent study by Mercy and Statesman (1982) concludes that the main reason (or social-class differences in children's intellectual attainments is the different family atmosphere at different social-class levels. Numerous such studies have established the family as the primary determinant of child .