Reasons for group formation
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  • 1. Reasons For Group Formation
    By Bec, Bec, Bree, Meika
  • 2. Locality/geography
    You may join a group based on the fact that it is in the local area.
  • 3. Gender
    You may join a group according to whether you are a male or female based on social etiquette.
  • 4. Shared Interest/ Common Goal
    These groups may form because group members have a particular interest such as a hobby, artistic or sporting talent and or a common goal.
    St. Vincent De Paul Volunteer group
  • 5. Security
    Being part of a group provides us with a sense of security. They may be formed in order for members to gain a feeling of security such as neighbour hood watch groups. They also share a common interest
  • 6. Sexuality
    Groups may be formed on a person’s sexuality. For example gay and lesbian groups.
  • 7. Specific Needs
    This type of group forms in responses to a particular need, it may be temporary and the group disbands when the need is met.
  • 8. Social Interaction
    Groups may be formed with a primary goal of social interaction including a gathering at a party, work social club or a mothers group.
  • 9. Culture
    The group may form from a particular culture to enjoy communicating in a native language, eating traditional food and experience activities familiar to this culture.