Ecological model

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Ecologicalmodel

Ecologicalmodelrefersto a frameworkthat definestheinteractionsbetween peopleandtheir surroundings. Thisisaccomplishedwith thehelpof differentelementsof theecologicalmodeltheory,which includetheindividual,Microsystems, Mesosystems,exosystems,andMacrosystems. Thispaperwill focuson thevariousrolesthattheecologicalmodelhas playedin mylife.

Individual

Individual,in thecontextof theecologicalmodel,refersto a personwithout consideringthesocialcontext.On mypart,there are two majorindividualtraitsthat havemadea significantimpactonmylife.First,Ihavealwaysbeena decisiveperson,andthishas helpedmein makingcrucialdecisionsthat affectmydailylife.Thistraitapplieson adailybasissince Ihaveto makea widerangeof decisionsrangingfrom simple(suchas whento wake-upandstudy)to complex ones.Secondly,thequalityof adaptabilitycoupledwith thequalityof compatibilityhas helpedmegetalong with peoplefrom differentbackgrounds(includingdifferentreligionsandraces)andcope with differentenvironments.

Microsystems

Microsystemsreferto communitiesandpeoplewith whoman individualinteractswith on a regularbasis.Igrewup in a largefamilythat comprisedof three brothersandtwo sistersandIbeingtheyoungestof all.Mystatusof beingthelastborn hada significantinfluencein mylifebecausetheoldersiblings could guidemein makingthecorrectdecisions.Thisis becausetheoldersiblings havean experiencein life,which impliesthatIdonot haveto strugglewith complexsituationsin life.Moreover,myparentshavealwaysbeensupportive andprovidedmewith theadvicethat Ineedin mypersonalandacademiclife.Iseemyfamilyas a poolof knowledgeandwisdomfrom whereIdrawtipsto makeviable decisions.

Mesosystem

Mesosystemis an interconnection between variousMicrosystems. Theexistenceof rapportbetween membersof mynuclearandextendedfamilygivesmean opportunityto shareideasandlifeexperienceswith mycousins.Althoughwedonot meeton a dailybasis,our regularmeetingshavebeensignificantin mylife.In addition,therelationshipexistingbetween myparentsandmyteachershas putmein a positionto receivequalityadvicefrom thetwo parties.From thisrelationship,Ihavegainedsubstantialsupportthat has contributedtowards myacademicsuccess.Moreover,myparentsintroducedmeto Islamic religiousleaderswherethecommunicationbetween them has playeda criticalrolein myspiritualgrowthanddevelopment.Additionally, Iwasbroughtup in a safeandsupportive neighborhood.Regularinteractionbetween myfamilyandtheneighborhoodallowedmeto learnhowto interactwith otherpeoplein additionto mysiblings andparents.

Exosystem

Exosystemrefersto interactionsthat donot a directinteractionwith a child,buttheyinfluencethekid’sdevelopment.AlthoughIhaveneverbeento myfathers’workplace, Iam ableto detectthathis tightworkingschedulesare responsibleforthelimitedtimethathespendswith thefamily,especiallyduring theweekdays.Thisis becausetheparents’interactionwith their workplace influencestheentirefamilyinspiteofthefactthatweas thesiblings donot interactwith their workplaces directly.In addition,Iattributemyacademicexcellenceandtheavailability of opportunitiesto pursuemyacademics to theexistenceof suitableeducationpolicies.AlthoughIdonot makeanycontributiontowards thesepolicies,theyhaveimpactedmylifein a significantway.

Macrosystem

Macrosystemis theoverall organizationandideologythat seeksto characterizea givensocialgrouporsociety.Thisis an importantlayerthat helpschildrenholdtogetherwith differentthreadsof life.Islam andtheArabic cultureupholdgoodparenting practicesandpositiveattachmentbetween themotherandthechild.Thisisconfirmedby thecollectiveculturethat is upheldby theMuslims. Iattributethegoodparenting I receivedfrom my parentsto a setof beliefs,culturalvalues,andIslamic lawsthat governedmy parents,whoendedup beingresponsibleparents.Forexample,Muslims believethatthemothersshould respectchildrenevenbefore theyarebornwhilethefathershould teachthem thebasicnormsandpracticesof Islam. Itisthereforeevidentthatthecombinationof theIslamic beliefsandthecollectiveArabic culturecontributedindirectlyto mydevelopment.

Conclusion

Theecologicalmodelis a usefultoolthat increasestheunderstandingof theinteractionsthat existbetween an individualandtheenvironment.At theindividuallevel, mypersonaltraitshavehelpedmein makingqualitydecisions.In addition,mysiblings comprisetheimmediatesurroundings that havemadea directimpactonmylife.Theinteractionbetween myparentsandtheteachershas contributedtowards myacademicsuccess.Moreover,theexistenceof suitableeducationalpolicieshaveprovidedwith a favorableenvironmentto pursuemyacademicgoals.Additionally, theIslamic beliefsandcollectivecultureupheldby theArabs preparedmyparentsto assumetheir roleof bringingmeup in a responsibleway.