List of Top 10 Types of Social Group with Purpose and Example

List of Top 10 Types of Social Group with Purpose and Example:

There are many types of social groups that exist in our society such as Primary group, Social Group, Self-help Group, Educational or learning Group, Service Group, Civic Group, Work-group, Public group, and Virtual Group. Based on our research, we have revealed our list of the top 10 types of social groups. The list of the top 10 types of social groups with the overall purpose and example given below.

List of Top 10 Types of Social Group:

Type of Group

Overall Purpose


1. Primary Group

-Some textbooks use also “long-standing group”, because of long term relationship
– Firstly, Satisfy primary needs (needs for inclusion [affiliation, belonging] also affection [love, esteem])
– Finally, The use of interpersonal communicative behaviors, for example, self-disclosure, empathy, trust also perceived understanding.
  1. Nuclear family,
  2. Roommates
  3. Several friends who meet daily around a table (best friends), co-workers who regularly share Coffee breaks.

2. Social Group

-Some textbooks use also “secondary group”, usually formed for the purpose of doing work.
-completing a project, solving a problem, making a decision
-Shares a common interest or engage in a common activity although an intimate relationship can develop among members
  1. Athletic team,
  2. Peer groups,

3. Self-help Group

-Individuals who share a common problem or life situation
-To offer support and encouragement to members who want or need help
-Anonymous and support groups available on the Internet providing help for health, personal or relationship issues
  1. Doctor Budak,
  2. MyEndosis

4.Educational or Learning Group

Firstly, Primarily discovering and developing new ideas and ways of thinking
In addition, To enhance members’ skills, abilities, or cognitive processes
Finally, Members hope to gain additional knowledge or improve behavior.
  1. Professional workshops,
  2. health and fitness classes (Yoga)

5. Service Group

-Composed largely of volunteers who donate their time, energy, and effort to help others in need of a particular service or who lack something that would help them lead a functional life.
-The task is to help someone less fortunate
-To support worthy causes that help people outside the group
  1. PT Foundation
  2. Kiwanis

6. Civic Group

To support worthy causes that help people within the group
  1. Fire and
  2. police auxiliary groups

7. Work-group

-Decision-making and problem-solving groups (solving and dealing with specific issues)-Occurs within an organizational context
-Members complete specific tasks and routine duties on behalf of an organization whose members take collective responsibility for the task
  1. Standing committees,
  2. Task forces,
  3. management teams.

8. Public group

-To discuss important issues in front of or for the benefit of the public or key decision-makers
  1. Symposium,
  2. Panel discussion,
  3. forums

9. Virtual Group

Task-oriented group that can collaborate across time, space and organizational boundaries Members who work interdependently on a task but from different physical locations via communication technology -This group evolves into a virtual community, or a group that meets regularly in cyberspace for members to share their experiences, opinions and knowledge on a particular topic or interest.
  1. CEO from another country

10. Political Group

-To discuss important issues of the political party and contribute to countries well being.
  1. Democratic party

List of Top 10 Types of Social Group:

List of Top 10 Types of Social Group:


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