Unformatted text preview: • Do not meet frequently, or they meet only for short periods of time. • Share a sense of identity or belonging only until the group ends. • Are task-oriented. • Feel little emotional intimacy. Example: A family is an example of a primary group, and an after-school job in a fast-food restaurant is an example of a secondary group. Criterion Family (primary group) After-school job (secondary group) Frequency of meeting Every day for years or decades Several hours a week, probably less or none if the person finds a different job Duration of sense of identity A lifetime, despite changes in comp-osition (moving out, divorce, remarriage, or death) Usually disappears when not at place of work...
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- Fall '10
- Single person, Sociological terms, primary group, secondary group