What Are Sociological Factors?

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Social factors are the aspects that directly influence or affect lifestyles. Some important social factors include: religion, ethnicity, family, physical status, economic status, education, location, life partners, children and political systems.

Numerous factors affect or direct lifestyles in any population. Some other social factors include family life, school environment, violence on TV or in the home, weak or strong social ties (such as a lack of strong friendships), socioeconomic status, neighborhood (clashing or cohesiveness of cultural norms), education level obtained, poor social influences (such as gang behavior), societal norms and influences (such as farming community versus inner-city), and religious influences.