social integration

(noun) “[H]ow strongly a person is connected to a group” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: social integrations

Related Quotations:

  • “Durkheim argued that social integration is necessary for the maintenance of the social order and for the happiness of individuals. In particular, he suggested that happiness depends on individuals’ finding a sense of meaning outside of themselves that occurs within the context of group involvement” (Hughes and Kroehler 2008:12).

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Society. Connexions, June 12, 2012.