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agent of socialization

Definition of Agent of Socialization

(noun) The significant individuals, groups, or institutions that influence our sense of self and the behaviors, norms, and values that help us function in society.

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Syllabification: a·gent of so·cial·i·za·tion

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /AY-juhnt uhv soh-shuh-luh-zAY-shuhn/
  • British English – /AY-juhnt UHv soh-shuh-lie-zAY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /ˈeɪʤənt ʌv ˌsoʊʃəlɪˈzeɪʃən/
  • British English: /ˈeɪʤənt ɒv ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/

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Cite the Definition Agent of Socialization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “agent of socialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 14, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/agent-of-socialization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

agent of socialization. (2019). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/agent-of-socialization/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “agent of socialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 14, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/agent-of-socialization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“agent of socialization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2019. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agent-of-socialization/>.