The present review article investigates the phenomenon of social conformity among peer groups in educational institutions. Social conformity refers to the tendency of individuals to conform to the behavior and attitudes of their peers, in order to fit in and be accepted by the group. Given that students spend a lot of time with their peers in an environment that prioritizes socialization and learning, educational institutions offer a distinctive context for studying social conformity. Studies indicate that social conformity is a pervasive phenomenon in educational institutions, with students often feeling pressure to conform to the norms and expectations of their peer group. The study identifies a range of factors that contribute to social conformity, including the desire for acceptance and belonging, fear of rejection and isolation, and the influence of peer pressure. The review article also highlights the potential negative consequences of social conformity, including the suppression of individuality and creativity, and the reinforcement of stereotypes and prejudice. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to educational practice and policy, with suggestions for strategies to promote individuality and critical thinking, and to mitigate the negative effects of social conformity in educational institutions.
Social Conformity, peer relationships, Conformity behavior, Educational Institutions, Socialization
Unique Paper ID: 74
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2
31 Dec 2023Submit Paper