Home > E Words > expressive role

expressive role

Definition of Expressive Role

(noun) A passive nurturer, providing emotional support in the private sphere, being responsible for the well-being of family members, and the socialization of children.

Examples of Expressive Role

Expressive Role Word Origin

Expressive Role Pronunciation

Usage Notes

Additional Information

Related Terms

Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Expressive Role

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “expressive role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/expressive-role/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

expressive role. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/expressive-role/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “expressive role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/expressive-role/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“expressive role.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/expressive-role/>.