Definition of Role Segregation
(noun) The process of separating role partners from one another.
Example of Role Segregation
- Judges will recuse themselves from a case in which they have personal connections, such as relatives or business partners.
Role Segregation Pronunciation
Syllabification: role seg·re·ga·tion
- American English – /rOHl se-gri-gAY-shuhn/
- British English – /rOHl se-gri-gAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /roʊl ˌsɛgrəˈgeɪʃən/
- British English – /rəʊl ˌsɛgrɪˈgeɪʃən/
- Plural: role segregations
- The terms “role segregation” and “social role segregation” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Variant spelling: role-segregation
- Also called audience segregation.
- Role Theory Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “role” and “segregation” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
role segregation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role segregation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/>.