Primary groups depend on the actual relationships in the group. For example, some families may not be close at all such that they may not resemble a primary group.As with all personal relationships, primary groups are interdependent such that members of the group obtain some type of social fulfillment from the group.Where a primary group is sustained for a long period of time it begins to resemble an institution. For example, families are viewed as institutions.
Religious Groups (e.g. Church Group)
|Overview: Primary Group|
|Definition (1)||A sustained social group based on close personal relationships.|
|Definition (2)||A social group where the relationship between group members is the primary goal of the group.|
|Definition (3)||A small and close-knit social group.|