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23 Examples of a Secondary Group

 , October 06, 2022
A secondary group is a social group that is impersonal and goal-oriented. This can be contrasted with a primary group that is personal and oriented towards the relationship between group members itself. Secondary groups can be large whereas the personal nature of primary groups limits their size. The following are illustrative examples of a secondary group.
Assemblies
Associations
Bands (musical)
Boards of Directors
Bureaucracies
Classmates
Clubs
Committees
Corporations
Councils
Crews
Cultural Groups
Guilds
Mobs
Performance Troupes
Professional Relationships (e.g. Doctor-Patient)
Religious Groups
Small Businesses
Societies
Societies
Sports Teams
Teams
Volunteer Groups
Secondary groups are often temporary groups whereby they may disband or their members may change frequently.
There is some level of overlap between primary and secondary groups whereby it depends on the nature of the relationships involved. For example, if classmates are close friends they could be a primary group.
Overview: Secondary Group
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A social group that is impersonal and goal-oriented.
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