Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Types of Group in Social Work Method

A group is essential to identify & solve the problems of a number of members within a community. Formation of group is essential in every where it may be in family, pioneer group or any institution.

Types of Groups:
  1. Primary group/small group
  2. Secondary group
Primary group:Primary group is small group in which a small number of persons come into direct contact with one-another. For Exp:Family, pioneer group
Characteristics of small group:
  • Physical proximity
  • Small in size
  • Stability
  • Similar status
  • Self interest towards group
  • Mutual sharing between individuals
Secondary groups:Secondary groups are consisting of a large number of people. For Exp:Labour party, Students union
Characteristics of secondary group:
  • Large in size
  • Formal and impersonal relationship
  • Active & Inactive
  • Indirect relationship
  • Goal oriented
  • State of individual