Symbolic Interactionist Theory In Sociology

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needs of people. • Society is structured in ways to benefit a few at the expense of the majority. Social stratification or inequality is linked to such factors as class, race, sex, and age. 3) The Symbolic-Interactionist Paradigm • According to the symbolic-interactionist perspective, society arises from the ongoing interaction of individuals; people’s perceptions of reality are variable and changing • Symbolic interactionists examine how people learn attitudes and behavior, as well as how people come to define situations as problems. • The process by which people creatively shape reality through symbolic interaction is referred to as the social construction of reality. Determining whether a social problem exists often depends on…show more content…
The random sampling procedure was used to arrive at a representative number of youth in the selected centers of worship and Ngong town. The study reached a total number of four hundred and eighty nine (489) youth who attended church services. Another group of one hundred and forty one (141) youth was randomly selected from Ngong’. The sample was made up of the youth in the streets, hotel, and entertainment joints. The research assistants personally assisted the respondents in answering the questionnaire. Purposive sampling procedure on the other hand was used to arrive at the sample of parents and guardians who attended church services in Ngong’. These were selected to participate in the Focus Group Discussion (FGD). In sampling the participants, the researcher was assisted by the church ushers. The total number of those who were selected included thirty two (n=32) parents and guardians. The researcher grouped them into 4 groups, each having 8 members. It was believed that a group between 7 to 10 individuals would provide a setting for effective communication and decision making (Witkin & Altschuld, 1995). The focus groups assisted the researcher with provision of information on the key issues and concerns facing the youth and information on the interventions to the…show more content…
The past and in essence, the present interventions have neither addressed the plight of contemporary today. Therefore, the main objective of this study was not only to unpack the key issues facing youth in the 21st century in developing economy’s perspective, but also to suggest the strategies that can be adopted to address these issues. 2 ECONOMIC ISSUES 2.1 POVERTY India suffers from substantial poverty. In 2012, the Indian government stated 21.9% of its population is below its official poverty limit. The World Bank, in 2011 based on 2005's PPPs International Comparison Program,[7] estimated 23.6% of Indian population, or about 276 million people, lived below $1.25 per day on purchasing power parity.According to United Nation's Millennium Development Goal (MDG) programme 270 millions or 21.9% people out of 1.2 billion of Indians lived below poverty line of $1.25 in 2011-2012 as compare to 41.6% in

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