When we meet together, face to face or online, in small- or medium-sized assemblies, associations, bands, clubs, cliques, and the like, we engage in group communication. As members of groups, we permit a part of our identity and goals to exist as part of a small collective, and the convergence of these parts of our individual lives gives the group a coherent meaning, boundary, purpose, structure, and norms. Group communication theory examines the formation, dynamics, and dissolution of such small groups, and it examines the mutual influence that occurs between the individual and the group.
Littlejohn, Stephen W and Karen A.Floss. (2009). Encyclopedia of Communication Theory.USA:SAGE.654
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Edwina Ayu Kustiawan
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