(noun) Moving from one role to another one.
Example: When people get married or have a child they transition roles.
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- Plural: role transitions
- The terms role transition and social role transition are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Variant form: role-transition
- Role transition used in a sentence: My role transition from a university student to a professional teacher was difficult.
- Goffman, Erving. 1961. Encounters: Two Studies in the Sociology of Interaction. Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill.
- Linton, Ralph. 1936. The Study of Man: An Introduction. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.
- Mead, George Herbert, and Charles W. Morris. 1934. Mind, Self & Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.