Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (Electronics) 11th
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Definition of Social Group

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Ogburn and Nimkoff: “Whenever two or more individuals come together and influence one another, they may be said to constitute a social group.”

Oxford Dictionary: “A number of individuals associated or aggregated together to a greater or lesser degree, either because they share certain features, as class, ethnicity, etc., or because they are bound together by patterns of interactions.”

MacIver and Page: “By group, we mean any collection of human beings who are brought into human relationships with one another.”

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Definition of Social Group:

Ogburn and Nimkoff: “Whenever two or more individuals come together and influence one another, they may be said to constitute a social group.”

Oxford Dictionary: “A number of individuals associated or aggregated together to a greater or lesser degree, either because they share certain features, as class, ethnicity, etc., or because they are bound together by patterns of interactions.”

MacIver and Page: “By group, we mean any collection of human beings who are brought into human relationships with one another.”

Thus, social groups indicate:
(i) Number of people with the same goals and expectations.
(ii) Regular social interaction
(iii) Common characteristics

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