In early 2005, the Corporation for National and Community Service conducted the Youth Volunteering and Civic Engagement Survey in which they explored the connections between youth volunteering and the primary social institutions to which teenagers are exposed– family, schools, and religious congregation. Among other findings, the research analysis shows that:
Source: The Corporation for National and Community Service (2008). Retrieved from www.nationalservice.gov
The above scientific research demonstrates a relationship between certain social institutions (family, religion, and school) and youth volunteering. As agents of socialization, these social institutions help teenagers experience the value in helping others, and in the process give them an opportunity to learn to interact with their community. In this Discussion, you will choose a social institution and create the foundation for a scientific study on the institutions’ role in socialization by applying the steps of the scientific method
To prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 a response in which you do the following:
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, or something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.