role transition (social role transition)

(noun) Moving from one role to another one.

Example: When people get married or have a child they transition roles.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role transitions
  • The terms role transition and social role transition are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: role-transition
  • Role transition used in a sentence: My role transition from a university student to a professional teacher was difficult.

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How to Cite the Definition of Role Transition

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “role transition.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (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 December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“role transition.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/>.