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Difference between Primary Groups and Secondary Groups

SR.NO

Primary Group

Secondary Group

1

Mutual relations of the members are direct and more intimate.

Mutual relations of the members are indirect and there is task of face to face relations.

2

There is continuity of relationship among members and they know each other from childhood.

There is no continuity or permanence of relationship of the members and the knowledge of the members is limited only to his work.

3

The position of each person is determined on the basis of family

The position of member is determined by his work or function.

4

Relationship is natural.

Relationship is formal.

5

The behavior of members is controlled by the Inner powers.

The behavior of members is controlled by external.

6

Individual depends upon the group for fulfillment of his needs.

Individual is self reliant from the point of view of fulfillment of his need.

7

The membership is compulsory and continues for lifelong.

The membership is optional. He can resign from the membership at any time.

8

The aims of the members are identical or same. There is love and sympathy.

The aims or interests of the members are not identical or same. Lack of co-operation and sympathy.

9

The size is small.

The size is big and relations are impersonal.

10

Found mostly in the village.

Found mostly in the cities.

11

Controls even personal life of its members.

Do not exercise any control over the personal of its members.

12

The individual becomes its member since his childhood it cannot be acquired.

The individual becomes its member later on and its membership is required

Current Category » Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology