Example: A highly esteemed professor at a prestigious institution that is paid well has status consistency; a highly esteemed professor at a prestigious school that is not paid well has status inconsistency.
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- Plural: status consistencies
- Coined by Gerhard Lenski (1924).
- In caste systems, an individual’s statuses are typically consistent but in class systems with social mobility statuses can be inconsistent.
- achieved status
- acquired status
- ascribed status
- master status
- status lender
- status offense
- status quo
- status symbol
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How to Cite the Definition of Status Consistency
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status consistency.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 20, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
status consistency. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 January 20, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“status consistency.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/status-consistency/>.