The Social Context
individual identity has social roots; that is, our sense of self is heavily dependent on our ‘social location’ — where we fit into society, the cultural expectations to which we have been exposed, and so on
individuals are members of groups and so questions of group dynamics, intergroup conflict and so on are very relevant
the coping resources and support systems to which we have access will be structured according to our social position (for example, buying power)
oppression and discrimination arising from structured inequalities act as significant stressors for certain groups within the workforce
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