CAAP#2 Q5 - Module 5 2 Using either yourself or someone you...

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Module 5 2. Using either yourself or someone you know as an example, describe a status set of an individual using at least 5 statuses. Which of these statuses are ascribed and which are achieved? Does this individual have a master status? Describe some corresponding roles for each of the statuses. Where might this individual experience role strain? What about role conflict? People go through life and gets branded with certain statuses that defines who they are in society. The statuses are specific to that person; some are forever constant and stays with that person, while others can be changed. In order for a person to socialize in the world, that person has a set of statuses which portrays who that person is and how he or she is going to interact with the surroundings. This set of statuses defines people’s social statuses, which “are positions that individuals hold in the social world” (Aguilera 2009). Based on where a person is positioned on the social ladder, determines how others will view that person and affects the socialization. There are three key statuses that make up this set of statuses for each person: ascribed, achieved, and master. I will delineate the set of statuses for my guy friend named, Bill. An ascribed status is one that is “assigned at birth and do not change during an individual’s lifetime” (Aguilera 2009). few of Bill’s ascribed statuses would be being a male and Asian. These were the traits that he obtained right when he was born; it will stay with him his whole life and will not change because you cannot change your gender or your ethnicity. Moreover, achieved statuses are “statuses that are choses or earned by decisions one makes or by personal ability” (Aguilera 2009). Bill has obtained many achieved statuses as his life progressed. He has achieved the status of a college student since he has graduated high school and is now pushing his education even further by going to college. He has also achieved an athletic body by going to the gym. He’s well adept in music, knowing how to play guitar, piano, and compose music. These are the traits that Bill has A
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obtained by his own choice and free will. He chose to go to college to obtain more achieved statuses later on, and learned music as well as work out for his own self-improvement. Lastly, the most important status of the three is the master status. Master statuses are the ones that “are most

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