To better understand the contextual antecedents that impact these numbers, a survey must be conducted to explore the impact of agents of socialization
, personal challenges, immigration status, and other variables affecting academic success.
They also claim, "The primary agents of socialization
in this culture--the media, the schools, social service agencies--are willfully secular in orientation" and, therefore, "religion seems to have been excluded from the full benefits of public life.
In her book Telling Tales, Dianne Johnson points out that generally children's books are used "as agents of socialization
, politicization, and of formal education" (1).
Ultimately adolescent gender behavior is derived from their interaction and reaction to various agents of socialization
Hutcheon proceeds from an exploration of humans as creators and creatures of culture to a consideration of the key role of agents of socialization
in cognitive development and character formation.
This review of the literature is organized under the following headings: (1) Faculty as Agents of Socialization
, (2) Academic Achievement, (3) Satisfaction with College, (4) Intellectual and Personal Development, (5) Persistence and Attrition, (6) Career and Educational Aspiration, (7) Faculty Interpersonal Characteristics, (8) Classroom Atmosphere and Evaluation.