social control

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so·cial con·trol

the influence on the behavior of a person exerted by other people or by society as a whole; for example, through appropriate social norms, ostracism, or the criminal law.
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Within this sphere of action, the Provincial Delegation of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control of the Province of Santo Domingo manages and carries out information campaigns for citizens on the rights of citizen participation.
In the context of this article, social control is understood from the perspective of the relationship between the state and civil society according to the Gramscian theoretical apparatus.
Direct health-related social control is defined as social network members' attempts to regulate, influence, or constrain health behaviors, whereas indirect health-related social control refers to an internalized sense of responsibility to others to stay healthy (Umberson, 1987).
The key constructs of this work are outlined as follows: social control and social management; then the discussions will be presented, followed by the closing comments.
(7-9) Conrad (9) defines medical social control as the way in which medicine wittingly or unwittingly attempts to secure adherence to social norms (which are defined by society) through the use of medical means to minimise, eliminate, or normalise deviant behaviour.
A third party, consisting of the members of intervening government(s), attempts to achieve its ends by exerting social control over a foreign population to reduce or suppress resistance.
One such influence is social control. Social control can be defined as attempts of influencing and regulating another person's health behavior even if this person is not willing to change (Lewis & Rook, 1999).
Alcohol misuse in Indigenous communities, according to Langton, was a product of three interrelated factors: the addictive chemical properties of alcohol; an absence of adequate informal social control mechanisms; and lack of incentives for meaningful activities in either employment or cultural activities.
Empirical studies, however, have found several examples of successful mobilization driven by social control mechanisms.
In addition, the researcher used three indicators of social control mechanisms that might affect men's sexual behavior: rural or urban residence (because social control mechanisms are presumably weaker in urban regions), travel away from home in the past 12 months, and social position in the household, determined by whether the man lived alone, headed a two-person household, headed a larger household, was the son or grandson of the head of the household, or was in another position.