Definition of Impersonality
(noun) The absence of emotional attachment in a situation.
- American English – /im-puhr-suh-nAl-uh-tee/
- British English – /im-puhr-suh-nAl-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ᵻmˌpərsnˈælədi/
- British English – /ɪmˌpəːsəˈnalᵻti/
- Plural: impersonalities
- clear division of labor
- coercive organization
- explicit rules
- formal organization
- total institution
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “impersonality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 2, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
impersonality. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “impersonality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 2, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“impersonality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/impersonality/>.