(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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- 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 March 22, 2019 (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 March 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role segregation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-segregation/>.