primary group

primary group

a small group, such as the family, friends or colleagues at work. COOLEY (1909) classified groups into primary or secondary groups. The former have their own norms of conduct and involve much face-to-face interaction, whilst the latter are large and rarely involve direct interaction with all the members (e.g. a trade union or a political party).
References in periodicals archive ?
The number of primary group draws per year is approximately 90 and the number of subordinate draws per year is approximately 200.
45bn, primarily comprised of a ceding commission, to be paid by Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, the primary Group Benefits insurance operating subsidiary of The Hartford.
In addition, just over one in five (22%) of the infants, and 13% of the older primary group believed that animals provide us with pasta.
Among the awards the St John's Road school scooped were first place in the 'Primary Group Musical Theatre Variety', second place in the 'Primary Group Tap' and second place in the 'Place Primary Group Ballet'.
Geico, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group had a net underwriting gain of $1.
com)-- Men have long been considered the primary group of procrastinators when it comes to buying gifts, but some new numbers from LocalGiftCards.
The family and the friends were considered as the primary group.
28 April 2015 - UK-based expat health insurance provider Now Health International's private equity investor the Primary Group has reached an agreement to acquire Bermuda-based medical insurance provider Best Doctors Insurance, the company said.
Jack Barnett, nine, struck gold in the boys' under-34kgs primary group.
46) were examined: 67 (32 girls and 35 boys) with various degrees of visual impairment in the primary group and 62 sighted children (35 girls and 27 boys) in the control group.
The primary group will be the meter readers of Model Town subdivision who will be implementing the Improved Meter Reading (IMR) project starting in September.
Few concepts in military history enjoy the near universal acceptance accorded to primary group cohesion.

Full browser ?