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- Plural: role theories
- The terms role theory and social role theory are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Role Theory Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “role” and “theory” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Role Theory
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
role theory. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/>.