Definition of Role Transition
(noun) Moving from one role to another.
Examples of Role Transition
- When an individual gets married, they change from the role of single individual to that of a partner.
- When an individual has a child, they change from the role of childless individual to that of a parent.
Role Transition Pronunciation
Syllabification: role tran·si·tion
- American English – /rOHl tran-zIsh-uhn/
- British English – /rOHl tran-zIsh-uhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /roʊl trænˈzɪʃən/
- British English – /rəʊl trænˈsɪʒən/
- Plural: role transitions
- The terms “role transition” and “social role transition” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Variant spelling: role-transition
- Role Theory Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “role” and “transition” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- role conflict
- role exit
- role expectation
- role performance
- role reversal
- role segregation
- role taking
- role theory
Cite the Definition of Role Transition
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role transition.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
role transition. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role transition.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role transition.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/>.