So the social structures, divisions and agencies which underpin society influence friendships. Analysis has identified many different types and formations of friendship of varying degrees of intimacy. Perhaps the key to understanding friendship is to understand that different friendships thrive in accordance with the different needs of each person, and that finding a person who or a friendship which meets personal expectations is where the relevance lies. A ‘symbolic interactionist’ sociological approach to future research would ascertain how that understanding between two people is reached. So, friendship exists within the social and economic context in which it was formed, and if this context alters, so does the nature of the friendship. The way in which humans manage and create friendships reacts to changes and evolves in order to sustain itself as part of the human condition. This is evidence of the value and necessity of human connection, be it friends or family, to the life experience. Studying friendship provides knowledge of social developments and changes. This is valuable in understanding human interaction and future policy within health and
Social support or to maintain contact with family and friends. In general people are sociable, we will attempt to relate to other people and develop a relationship with them. Sometimes people will need support in relating to others- this can be for a range of reasons such as, illness if social circumstances may of meant that someone has lost contact with other people such as their family and friends, other may have issues in making relationship and some may have had difficult or painful experiences which have made them wary of becoming involved with others.
Humans are naturally social beings. Jeremy Rifkin states, “We are, it appears, the most social of animals and seek intimate participation and companionship with our fellows (115).” The article continues to explain how humans seem to connect through emotions and that inner, neurological need for human interaction. When one person feels pain, joy, or sadness, they want to share their feelings with another person. Hence, the needing fulfillment of social interaction. However, the use of social media does not mean humans have become less social. Even though social media has introduced a new way of interacting and communicating, studies have shown that people are becoming more
The last side of the health triangle is social health. Social health is your relationships and your reactions to the people around you. Social health is about having and maintaining friendships and relationships, getting along and working well with others, and giving and receiving support. Some ways to improve your social health are to join a sport , meet new people, and going out with friends. Some things that I do to improve my social health are going out with my friends to the movies. It helps us keep our relationship and gives us an opportunity to meet new people. Another thing I do is talk on the phone because it helps me make arrangements and keep in touch with family and friends that live far away.
High-quality social relationships, wherein people experience camaraderie and happiness, yield substantial health benefits. For instance, social ties such as marriage and religious involvement have been linked to healthier choices with diet and exercise, possibly because these connections promote positive behavioral norms (Umberson and Montez, 2010). High-quality social relationships also promote mental health by offering individuals a sense of place within a meaningful environment. When people feel connected and supported, they tend to experience a greater sense of control, a psychological state shown to be both associated and causally linked to good health (Lachman and Weaver, 1998). Positive psychological effects of social relationships improve physical health by making it easier for the body to maintain chemical homeostasis over long periods of time by alleviating its “allostatic load” (Umberson and Montez, 2010). Ultimately, these components of high-quality social relationships make people less likely to get sick and die.
The impact of loneliness on physical health can also be better understood by the study conducted by Uchino and colleagues (1996). They found that social individuals have lower blood pressure, better immunity and lower levels of stress hormones than the socially isolated people. In contrast another study described by Arthur 2006 demonstrated that it is not yet clear that group therapy or socialization can improve the secondary prevention of Coronary heart Disease. After considering all the studies and arguments by different authors it can be conclude that it is necessary to do more research on the impact of socialization on physical health of individuals.
Some experts in the field have concluded that the health effect of social relationships may be as important as established risk factors such as smoking, physical activity, obesity and high blood pressure.
Social Wellness is all about relationships, building them and maintaining them. Social wellness is a big part of everyone’s lives and I’ve found it to be especially important to me both on a personal and professional level.
In simple terms, social wellness refers to one's ability to interact with people around them. A person who lack in social wellness tends to lack the ability to adjust to social situations. Especially people are facing to virtual relationships such as media, social network etc. Social wellness has became a serious social problem. So people should Turn off their TV and computer and interact with people.
Keeping yourself healthy emotionally, physically, and spiritually will help you build; develop a happy, productive life. Studies were done and it was found that people who volunteer, go to church, or belong to a club are more likely to have better health than people who don't engage in social activities on a routine basis. This information that I read I found to be very interesting only because I guess I
Matuska & Christiansen (2008) state that there are many positive relationships between social support and psychological and physiological factors. Social support seems to buffer stress and reduce risks of chronological diseases and mental health disorders. Matuska & Christiansen (2008) clearly mentions that the lifestyle balance theory does not focus on healthy relationships between giving and receiving support. However, it focuses on the mere fact that satisfaction results from choosing this occupation and social support. In my occupational experience, I could have chosen to play guitar by myself at home. However, I chose to join a praise team at a church and practice together. The band members brought enthusiasm and encouragement for me to continue. Although playing together was a different experience and it was frustrating, I still felt satisfaction and enjoyment because I was in a corporate atmosphere. As I wrote in my reflection
In some cases, social networks and friends may not necessarily influence one’s situation. There are times when close friends or people within a given social network do not necessarily go through similar experiences at the same time (Christakis 2010). When a person is having intrinsic emotional distress, for example, caused by an uncertain occurrence like the loss of a loved one, loss of a treasure or the loss of an opportunity, social networks may tend not to impact
In accordance to the theory given by Adler, social interactions made by a person make important contributions in the larger community that may be beneficial on a larger scale. Level of the mental health of an individual is shown by the contributions that are made by an
Studies of mortality, which included social relationships as a metric, determined social relationships have a significant causal relationship to mortality. (Holt-Lunstad, Smith & Layton, 2010) More studies have been done on social relationships however; the mechanisms of how social relationships affect our health are still unclear. (2010) Relationships and their effect on health status continue to be an important area of research and analysis. Social relationships are a determinant which can be addressed at a community level. One key principle outlined by the Commission of European Communities report was not just looking at mortality rates, but also focusing on the quality of life during the
Kaplan's hypothesis is that every individual in his life from womb to tomb needs physical support, psychosocial support and sociocultural support. If he is deprived in any one of these areas there is a chance of developing mental disorders.