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social

1. relating to or engaged in social services
2. (esp of certain species of insects) living together in organized colonies
3. (of plant species) growing in clumps, usually over a wide area

social

  1. (of certain species of insects and some animal species, including humankind) living together in organized colonies or groups.
  2. pertaining to human society and/or to human interaction in organizations, groups.

social

Pertaining to a group, community or the public. A hot buzzword applied to many products, social implies being able to easily find and share comments and content with others who are related to you in some manner (friends, colleagues, community, etc.). See social network and social networking site.
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The results (see Table 2) revealed significant differences for the BASC scales: anxiety, F(1, 142) = 4.75, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .03; atypicality, F(1, 142) = 7.56, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .05; self-esteem, F(1, 142) = 9.91, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .06; social stress, F(1, 142) = 7.44, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .05; depression, F(1, 142) = 5.56, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .04; and somatization, F(1, 142) = 4.67, p < .05, partial [[eta].sup.2] = .03.
Pearson correlations between student's Victimization score, Intrapersonal Characteristics (Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Sense of Inadequacy, Locus of Control, and Self-Reliance), and Interpersonal Characteristics (Interpersonal Relations, Social Stress, Social Support Among Classmates, and Social Support Among Friends) were in the expected direction.
Given the different types and degrees of social stress to which adolescents are exposed, studying sociocultural stress is critical to understanding the anticipated disparity in the distribution of mental distress among ethnic groups (Caputo, 2003; Waslick, Kandel, & Kakouros, 2002).
Orth-Gomer called for more research into social stress and the impact it has on women's health.
"In the end, all these stories may be illustrating that middle-aged Koreans are under a lot of social stress and that an illicit love affair is one of their ways of dealing with it," says "Man in Crisis" producer Lee Kwan-hee.
Once that's established as a raison d'etre, its a matter of tackling his tale of tangled relationships in this obviously powerful focus on social stress in a manner suitable for British audiences, who generally tend to gurgle when scenes are set and telegraphed far in advance.
It remains tree, however, that although Hughes (and Goldstone) have usefully stressed the economic and social context of the conflict, they do not face the fact that virtually every age suffers from social stress. As Hughes's frequent references to Charles I's ineptitude bear witness, the single, most prominent and most immediate cause of the wars was bad management.
Although living standards have improved for many people across the region, others have suffered severe social stress and hardship during the transition.The Transition Report claims that arbitrary state intervention and weaknesses in the rule of law continue to present major barriers to entrepreneurship and competition in the transition economies.
For any in the `Western' world the debate is focused on human animal and environmental airwaves sound with the day's issues--genetically modified crops, sustainable high-country farming, the economic and social stress on farm businesses and families.
In the stepwise regression analyses where social factors were predictive, all except one indicated that higher social support was associated with better functional health, and higher social stress with worse functional health.
For millions of impoverished Peruvians, Japan has become a symbol of the draconian economic squeeze and social stress that define their daily existence.
In times of social stress people will not feel the giving up of responsibilities as deprivation, but as relief; someone is finally "doing something about the human condition." The tyrant knows that rights and freedom, once divorced from responsibility and truth, are theoretical, and his control over our lives has begun.