Definition of Role Theory
Role Theory Pronunciation
Syllabification: role the·o·ry
- American English – /rOHl thEE-uhr-ree/
- British English – /rOHl thIUH-ree/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /roʊl ˈθɪəri/
- British English – /rəʊl ˈθɪəri/
- 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
- role conflict
- role distancing
- role expectation
- role performance
- role reversal
- role segregation
- role set
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2021 (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 September 18, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-theory/>.