Social Competency And Social Competence

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A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and published in the July 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, suggests that students who are more inclined to exhibit “social competence” traits—such sharing, cooperating, or helping others—may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs. In contrast, students who exhibit weaker social competency skills may be more likely to drop out of high school, abuse drugs and alcohol, and need government assistance. This brief provides an overview and major findings from this study and implications for further action. Social competence also known as psychosocial competency (M. Bloom, 2009) has something to do in the development of an individual. One of the outcomes that…show more content…
The further means of learning is often considered as culture or in social aspect. Through culture, we practice language, beliefs and tradition by transmitting information to one another (M. Bloom 2009). This shows the relationship of learning to the society that deficits in social interaction may connect to learning disability. Socially competent individual is the one that has the ability to interact positively that is constructed by environmental and personal ingredients to achieve developmental outcome (Waters &Sroufe, 1983 as cited by M.Semrud-Clickeman, 2007). There is no way to achieve a personal competency without the aid of the environment, and there is no way to achieve social competency without the support of peers that contributes to construct a social environment. That’s why it is not enough to have holistic way of learning without the ingredient of both personal and social…show more content…
School age intervention is one of the programs practiced in school settings. This program will train students to understand more ones emotion, and to develop interaction with peers effectively. This social competence intervention will decrease violent behavior, improved self-control and increase the quality of social interaction (A. Kennedy, 2012). Socially competent behavior and its relation to the success of the students in school setting has already information and evidences (Gresham, Sugai, & Horner, 2001 as cited by A. Kennedy, 2010). Evidence suggests that the student who possesses a socially competent behavior observed to be active in school participation especially in classroom activities which leads them to interact positively with peers. (Odom, 1999). In addition, Student’s who is not participating in discussion and has a fear to interact

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