A theory is essentially a set of concepts, propositions and ideals that have a direct relationship (Mullins, 2005). Therefore, the main approach used in the development of a theory is correlation which often assumes a causality relationship.
Examine the role of the family, schools, and peer groups and their influences on the presentation of self. Why might someone present themselves in a different manner within each of these groups?
It is important to understand that parents, schools, and peer groups often have a lasting impacting on children’s learning and development of social competence.