(noun) A preconceived idea about how an individual or group should behave.
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- Plural: expectations
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How to Cite the Definition of Expectation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “expectation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
expectation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “expectation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“expectation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/expectation/>.