Definition of Institutionalization
(noun) The act or process of establishing a new norm in a society.
Example of Institutionalization
- Making it illegal to drive without a seat-belt and announcing the law change through a publicity campaign before the law goes into effect.
- Plural: institutionalizations
- Variant spelling: institutionalisation
- Durkheim, Émile
- hidden curriculum
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Cite the Definition of Institutionalization
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “institutionalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
institutionalization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “institutionalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“institutionalization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/>.