(noun) Moving from one role to another one.
Example: When people get married or have a child they transition roles.
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- 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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- Word origin of “role” and “transition” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- role conflict
- role exit
- role expectation
- role performance
- role reversal
- role segregation
- role set
- role strain
- role taking
- role theory
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 January 21, 2019 (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 January 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“role transition.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/role-transition/>.