Social Exchange Theory: Examples Of Social Exchange Theory

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Social Exchange Theory Introduction I. I am going to start my speech with a corny joke. What do you call the “Children of the Corn’s” father? Popcorn. II. In my life I have made a many bad choices, but my greatest regret is a decision I made to quit something before I should have. III. Social Exchange Theory, if understood and used correctly can influence your life and the lives of those around you in a positive and beneficial way. A. Social Exchange Theory is a mental process we all use. B. Rural tourism in Japan shows us examples of Social Exchange Theory. C. I want to explain some practical ways we can implement Social Exchange Theory into our lives. Body I. First, I would like to explain to you what Social Exchange Theory is. In his…show more content…
Next, I would like to give you an example of Social Exchange Theory in a real life situation. In his study, Rural Tourism: Perspectives from Social Exchange Theory, Shu-Tzu Chuang found that citizens of Nanjuang and Tongsiao, which are both rural villages in Japan who have been trying to gain a tourism industry for about 20 years, had a positive outlook on tourism because they believed the economy would receive a boost with tourism dollars. Chuang found the villagers were not concerned about traffic and theft as much as citizens in larger cities that already have high tourism rates. He also found that citizens who had a family member connected with the tourism industry had a more positive attitude about tourism. III. Finally, I would like to give you some practical advice and tips for using Social Exchange Theory to your advantage. In her article, “Using Social Exchange Theory to Guide Successful Study Recruitment and Retention,” Lisa McGregor et al. argues that long term studies would be more successful if Social Exchange Theory principles were used to keep participants engaged in the study until its completion. A. In order to cultivate long term success the costs and benefits should be made very clear up…show more content…
Earlier I hinted at using Social Exchange Theory in a very wrong way. Well when I was a senior in high school I was enrolled through Bakersfield Adult School in a Hospital Health class and got the opportunity to work in Central Supply at Kern Medical Center. I loved the job which entailed shopping for all the different departments and delivering the orders as well as sterilizing equipment and delivering equipment when needed. When I graduated early I had the opportunity to finish the year off in the hospital if I chose to, but they were overstaffed and I did not feel like I would get hired on after my year was up so I ended up quitting to work more hours at my paid job. When I returned my uniforms a week later they told me someone had quit and they wished I had not quit because they would have hired me. Alas, it was too late. I did not calculate the costs in the right way with my teenage

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