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instrumental role

Definition of Instrumental Role

(noun) A dominate task oriented leader in the public sphere, taking care of economic needs, and serving as an authority figure that makes decisions within a family.

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Instrumental Role Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɪnstruːˈmɛntəl roʊl/
    • British English
      • /ɪnstruːˈmɛntəl rəʊl/
  • Syllabification: (in·stru·men·tal role)

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Works Consulted

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

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

Cite the Definition of Instrumental Role

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “instrumental role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/instrumental-role/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “instrumental role.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/instrumental-role/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“instrumental role.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/instrumental-role/>.