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Roles

Roles

Author: Paul Hannan
Description:

This lesson will define the sociological concept of role and discuss role set, role conflict, and role strain as related to social structure.

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Terms to Know
  • Role Conflict

    The feeling of conflict and stress when faced with juggling multiple role sets from multiple statuses.

  • Role Exit

    A transition where a person disengages from old roles in order to start something new, becoming an "ex."

  • Role Set

    All of the multiple roles associated with a particular status.

  • Role Strain

    Stress and tension resulting from the roles of a single status like a job status.

  • Roles

    The behaviors, duties, and responsibilities expected of particular statuses.