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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).
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For example, while we currently have around 3,000 vacant secondary places, these are being retained because a number of large primary groups are working their way through the system and will need those places in future.
This study compares the influence of the mass media and primary groups on the voting decision of the Islamabad based voters.
Across food, beverage and non-food brands, single-member households provide retailers with numerous occasions to meet the evolving needs of the two primary groups within this market demographic: older consumers and millennials.
AFED database allow clients to compare sources on the same indicator; all information gathered is normalised and categorized into 13 primary groups (e.
There are four finals to be played out S with the Primary groups coming together for their own final event.
They will be presenting their workshops at Newcastle University to four different primary groups per day.
Last night commodity markets moved firmly north, with oil futures rebounding to USD 68-70 a barrel and gains seen in all primary groups of base metals.
To better accomplish this goal, Dow Coating Solutions has developed structured market facing teams dedicated to three primary groups of formulators.
The text is addressed to two primary groups of readers: graduate students who are learning about personality assessment methods and issues, and professional psychologists who need a refresher.
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Gardell explains that there are three primary groups associated with racist paganism--Wotanism, Odinism, and Darkside Asatru.
groups" wouldn't fill an SUV, or are totally inactive, the primary groups have hundreds if not thousands of members.

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