LOGISTICS: The template for this assignment is provided to you and all analyses will follow the template in the order presented using the title and headings in bold. In between bold headings use paragraph format and DO NOT include numbers or the questions. Header: No Cover page–Upper right-hand cornerâ€”First/last name/Date/SOCW 347
Page length: Minimum 4 pagesâ€”Maximum 7 pages APA format: Paragraph format/Double-space/12-point font/Times New Roman/Page numbers/Citations/Refs. (note-your textbook will be the only source used and needs to be cited within text as well as included in a reference sheet at the end of the paper).
Instructions: For this assignment, you are required to use chapters 3 and 4 from your textbook.
Group Analysis: â€œPlace the name of your group hereâ€
1.Report all demographic information: Group composition, ages, gender, number of participants,ethnicities, location, etc
2.Briefly discuss the purpose of the group, its overall intentions and any issues of importance.
B.Type of Group
1.Discuss to what extent your group is a task group or treatment group.
a.Provide a definition for the type of group you identified.
b.Explain why your group fits with this particular type of group.
2.Further specify your group type (choose a or b)
a.If your group is a task group:
i.Determine which of the following specific types of task groups best describes your group: Team, treatment conference, staff development group, administrative group, committee, board of directors, delegate council, or social action
ii.Give a definition for the specific type of task group you indicated in (i.)
iii.Discuss why you believe your group aligns with this type of task group.
b.If your group is a treatment group:
i.Determine which of the following specific types of treatment groups best describe your group: Therapy group, support group, educational group, growth group or socialization group
.ii.Give a definition for the specific type of treatment group you indicated in (i.)
iii.Discuss why your group aligns with this type of treatment group.
1.Explain how systems theory can be beneficial to understanding your group:
a.Give an overview of systems theory and explain how it would apply to your group
b.Define the concept of boundary
i.How is the boundary determined in your group (e.g. what are the eligibility requirements for being a member of the group?)
c.Define the concept of integration
i.How does your group achieve integration? Provide an example.
d.Define the concept of pattern maintenance
i.How does your group achieve pattern maintenance? Provide an example.
e.Define the concept of goal attainment
i.What is the goal of your group? How do they attain this goal? Provide an example.
f.Define the concept of adaptation
i.What are the environmental changes to which your group must adapt? How does your group adapt to these changes?
2.Which of the following additional theoretical concepts is also relevant to your group (choose one): Field theory; social exchange theory; learning theory; cognitive-behavioral theory; psychoanalytic theory; empowerment theory; or feminist theory.
a.Provide an overview of this theory.
b.Define two concepts related to this theory (terms in bold text in the textbook) and give an example for how each of these concepts are related to your group.
1.What is group leadership?
a.Who is the leader in your group and what is the source of his/her power?
b.To what extent is the leaderâ€™s approach leader versus group directed? Explain your answer.
c.To what extent is the leaderâ€™s approach task versus relationship focuses? Explain your answer.
2.Identify and provide supporting evidence of two personality traits consistent with effective leadership for the identified leader.
3.Identify and provide supporting evidence of two leadership skills consistent with effective leadership for the identified leader.
1.In what development stage is your group currently in? Explain your answer.
2.Define group roles.
a.Which of your groupâ€™s roles are formal or informal? Explain your answer.
b.Define task-oriented roles and provide one example of this type of role in your group.
c.Define relations-oriented roles and provide one example of this type of role in your group
.d.Define self-oriented roles and provide one example of this type of role in your group
3.Define group norms.
a.Identify and discuss at least two norms exhibited in your group.
b.Discuss how these norms are communicated.
1.Briefly summarize the information you have already discussed.
2.Briefly discuss what you believe the outcome or future of this group will progress to and why?