The main characteristics of social change are:

(i) Social change is a universal phenomenon;

(ii) Social change involves change in community;

(iii) Speed of social change is not uniform;


(iv) Nature and speed of social change are affected by and related to time factor;

(v) Social change occurs as an essential law;

(vi) Definite predictions of social change are not possible;

(vii) Social change shows chain reaction sequence;


(viii) Social change results from the interaction of a number of factors; and

(ix) Social changes are chiefly those of modifications or replacement.