Definition of Role Strain
Example of Role Strain
Role Strain Pronunciation
Syllabification: role strain
- American English – /rOHl strAYn/
- British English – /rOHl strAYn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /roʊl streɪn/
- British English – /rəʊl streɪn/
- Plural: role strains
- The terms “role strain” and “social role strain” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Not to be confused with role conflict, which is similar but is caused by two or more roles that are incompatible.
- Variant spelling: role-strain
- Also called role stress.
- Role Theory Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “role” and “strain” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “role strain.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 4, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-strain/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
role strain. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/role-strain/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “role strain.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 4, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-strain/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role strain.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 4 Aug. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-strain/>.