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Basic functions of a Social Group

Basic functions of a Social Group

In their sociological study of group behavior of human society, sociologists have identified some key elements of a social group.Social interaction between members is relatively permanent; It is not causal. denote common interests and basis for interaction. With shared values, beliefs and lifestyle. Emotional, shared awareness is also important. The sense of ownership is essential. Social norms and values ​​governing the conduct of members of the group.
All of these are examples of social groups, the minimum level as high as possible. A two (consisting of two people-oriented, male and female), a family, a group of students in a dormitory, peer group, a friendship, an ethnic group, a community, a country, a continent, a university , an organization, etc.
 For a range of collectivity of people in a social group, it must have the following essential characteristics or properties (Calhoun et al, 1994)
1. The members of the group will remain together;
2. Membership requires living according to the standards specifically for the group;
3. The members see each other as part of the group; Members feel a sense of identification with the group and to each other; and there is a social boundary between members and non-members;
4. The members are functionally integrated by the roller, and the status associated with the group structure; and
5. Others see the members as a group.

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