2023 Student Research Conference:
36th Annual Student Research Conference

Family Factors in Social Skill Development

Danny J. White
Dr. Brian Ott, Faculty Mentor

Humanity has been built on the ability to grow socially and to build a community. This development of social skills is influenced by a variety of factors such as family configuration and growth of peer relationships. I conducted semi-structured qualtitative interviews, where four participants were recruited using snowball sampling in an attempt to answer the following research questions: Does the perceived closeness of a family increase social skills? Does having a varying number of siblings affect the development of social skills? Does having a larger immediate/extended family provide a better environment for the development of these social skills? It was discovered that family size did not play a significant role in the development, however the closeness and connection that individuals have with their immediate and extended families did show a separation in social skills.

Keywords: Family, Social, Development, Communication, Siblings, Parents


Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

   SRC Privacy Policy