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GROUP BOUNDARIES

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on 15 January 2014

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GROUP BOUNDARIES
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Goal
CLASSIFICATION OF GROUPS
Primary group- typically, a small group whose members share close, personal and enduring relationships.
Characteristics:
• Personal and intimate relationship
• Face-to-face communication
• Permanence duration
• A strong sense of loyalty or “we” feeling
• Small in size
• Informal structure
• Traditional or non-rational decision-making

Secondary groups– this groups are formal, large, and impersonal.
Characteristics:
• Large
• Impersonal, aloof relationship
• Indirect communication
• Temporary duration
• Weak group cohesiveness based on self-interest
• Rational decision-making
• Formal structure

Group boundaries
- consist of people in whose presence the person feels comfortable and with whom he/she shares common experiences.
IN-GROUP
- an esteemed social group commanding a member’s loyalty.
OUT-GROUP
- is a scorned social group to which one feels competition or opposition.
- a group to which a person does not belong to.
TYPES OF GROUP BOUNDARIES
Formal group boundaries determined by pre-determined criteria such as being accepted as a fraternity member or a Rotarian. They may be maintained and group members are identified by such things as a particular mode of dress, an unusual handshake, or a union card.
Informal group boundaries are determined by non-specific criteria as in school peer group. Members and non-members boundaries are informal when a group develops around a temporary activity such as playing basketball or meeting with friends.
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