Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (Electronics) 11th
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Explain the following concept with suitable examples. Reference Group - Sociology

Short Note

Explain the following concept with suitable examples.

Reference Group

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Solution

Reference group is a group used by individuals as a guide to their own behaviour. Individuals compare themselves with members of the reference groups while making assessments regarding their own qualities, attitudes, values, and behaviours.

Example: A person who is an aspiring musician may have a rock band or a group of artists from a musical ‘Gharana’ as his reference group

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Balbharati Sociology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Basic Concepts in Sociology
Exercise | Q 4. (1) | Page 34
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