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FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

Social Studies

FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

The Roles and Responsibilities of Members of a Family as a Primary Social Group To enjoy and sustain the family as a primary social group, each member has vital roles to play. The family is the source from which the society take its root. Children and adults learn responsibilities from home before they go out to the larger society to demonstrate it. An adage says “charity begins at home”. General Functions of the Family The following are the general functions of the family: Procreation: bringing new members of the family into the world for continuity of the family and the society. Provision:The basic necessities of life such as food, shelter and clothing are provided in the family. Moral Guidance:Training of the children in line with the acceptable norms of the society in good character formation. Education:Family helps to give formal and informal education to children. Peaceful Co-existence:Peace in the larger… Read More »FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

Social Studies

FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

Meaning of Social Group Social group refers to a number of people who maintain common interest and are united for a particular purpose. Every member is expected to take part in its activities and obey its rules and regulations.   Meaning of Primary Social Group Primary social group is a group in which the members know themselves very well. They are very close to one another and also have face to face intimate relationship. A primary social group is formed by nature as individuals have no choice of the group they are born into. Examples of primary social groups are: Family Age group Age mates or peer group Kindred Village community   Characteristics of Primary Social Group Primary social groups generally have the following characteristics: The members are small. There is a close and intimate relationship among members. They depend on one another. They maintain a continuous and permanent. There is… Read More »FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

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