"School is typically the largest and most important institution with which young people are involved, and it is a primary context for their development"(Unit 4). In school, kids come in contact with many factors such as hallway interactions, classroom behavior, social status, and cafeteria interactions can be a major cause to social behavior. There are many instances where bad outcomes can happen, although every students experience is different and is often very hard to find a pattern.
In a community, often the behavior and perception of neighbors and others in the community greatly affect the welfare of those around them. People who live in a nice, respected neighborhood with well educated and respectful people often have better behavioral patterns. "Living in a neighborhood with low socioeconomic status confers risks to adolescents in terms of a host of behavioral, social, and emotional problems" (Unit 4). These factors greatly impact how a young person behaves altogether.
Personally, I have experienced a change in behavior by the aura of my school. There are plenty of days where I come in having a great day, feeling great about myself and wanting to share my love with others, but I walk into a school full of groaning people complaining about how this person did that and that this teacher did this, and it completely ruins my day, and I find myself getting angry and conforming my behavior to those bad around me.