Definition of Role Exit
Examples of Role Exit
- When an individual retires from a job after a long career and must transition from the role of worker with deadlines and responsibilities to a leisurely life.
- When an individual becomes a parent and has to change their lifestyle.
Role Exit Pronunciation
Syllabification: role ex·it
- American English – /rOHl EgzUHt/
- British English – /rOHl Ek-sit/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /roʊl ˈɛgzɪt/
- British English – /rəʊl ˈɛksɪt/
- Plural: role exits
- The terms “role exit” and “social role exit” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Studied by Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (born 2942) in Becoming an Ex: The Process of Role Exit (1988).
- Variant spelling: role-exit
- Aging and Social Gerontology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Role Theory Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “role” and “exit” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Burke, Peter J., and Donald C. Reitzes. 1981. “The Link between Identity and Role Performance.” Social Psychology Quarterly 44(2):83–92. doi:10.2307/3033704.
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- role taking
- role theory
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “role exit.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 28, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-exit/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
role exit. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/role-exit/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “role exit.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 28, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-exit/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role exit.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-exit/>.