Definition of Family Role
(noun) A position within a family such as parent or child that determines an individual’s expected behavior.
Example of Family Role
- Traditionally in the United States, a father is expected to provide financially for a family.
Family Role Pronunciation
Syllabification: fam·i·ly role
- American English – /fAm-lee rOHl/
- British English – /fAm-uh-lee rOHl/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈfæməli roʊl/
- British English – /ˈfæmɪli rəʊl/
- Plural: family roles
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “family” and “role” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- blended family
- conjugal family
- divorced family
- extended family
- family life cycle
- family of orientation
- family planning
- family of procreation
- family size
Cite the Definition of Family Role
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “family role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/family-role/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
family role. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/family-role/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “family role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/family-role/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“family role.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/family-role/>.