The Role of Family as an Instrument for Social Control in the Arab Society

دور الأسرة كأداة للضبط الاجتماعي في المجتمع العربي / عبد المجيد سيد أحمد منصور.

منصور، عبد المجيد سيد أحمد ; Abdul Majeed Sayyed Mansour (1987)


The family is considered the first institution that strongly influences the growing individuals by teaching them values, customs and traditions through the process of social upbringing. The author starts by clarifying the research plan in this book by illustrating its importance, objectives and determination of terminology which included social control, family and Arab society. The book then moves to discuss the theoretical framework of the included research by displaying the topic of social control from different angles: the study of social behavior patterns, historical highlights on social control, social and psychological characteristics, its instruments and their efficiency, the need to control the behavior of the individual, social cohesion and its impact on social control and examples and illustrations of delinquent behavior. The book then deals with previous global studies that aimed to measure family relationships and correspondence between family members, which included: the main dimensions of such measurement, the definition of the individual measurements, and presented a scientific study from the University of Kuwait which illustrates the Arab image of the measurement of family relationships and correspondence between family members in Kuwaiti families as an example. The book also deals with the field application and the statistical results of the measurement of family relationships and correspondence between family members in Yemen and Somalia as models for the application of family researches materials. In conclusion, the book provides recommendations based on: the foundations that control the family relations, the harmony between social upbringing and the active role carried by the family in this area.