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status consistency

Definition of Status Consistency

(noun) A situation in which an individual’s status is similar across several categories such as education, income and occupation.

Example of Status Consistency

  • A highly esteemed professor at a prestigious institution who is paid well has status consistency; a highly esteemed professor at a prestigious school who is not paid well has status inconsistency.

Etymology of Status Consistency

Status Consistency Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: stat·us con·sis·ten·cy

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /stAY-tuhs kuhn-sIs-tuhn-see/
  • British English – /stAY-tuhs kuhn-sIs-tuhn-see/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈstætəs kənˈsɪstənsi/
  • British English – /ˈsteɪtəs kənˈsɪstənsi/

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Cite the Definition of Status Consistency

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status consistency.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

status consistency. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status consistency.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“status consistency.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/>.