role segregation

(noun) The process of separating various role partners from one another.

Example: Judges will recuse themselves from a case in which they have personal connections such as relatives or business partners.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role segregations
  • The terms role segregation and social role segregation are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: role-segregation
  • Also called audience segregation.
  • Role segregation used in a sentence: I have to practice role segregation to keep my home life and work life separate.

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How to Cite the Definition of Role Segregation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (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 December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“role segregation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/>.