role performance (social role performance)

(noun) The actual behavior and expression of an individual occupying a role.

Example: A student through expected to come to class prepared did not complete the assigned readings and turns in an assignment late.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role performances
  • The terms role performance and social role performance are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • In contrast to role performance, role expectation is the way a role ought to be performed as determined by a group or society.
  • Variant form: role-performance
  • Role performance used in a sentence: My role performance as a student was not at a high enough level and I failed the course.

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