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What is role conflict?

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What is role conflict?

Role Theory

Beginning in the 1930s, sociologists and psychologists like George Mead developed the idea of role theory. Role theory states that most of the time, all people are acting in certain roles (mother, teacher, son, student, etc.) and that each of these roles have certain rights and responsibilities.

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Role conflict happens when two (or more) of the roles we embody are in conflict with one another.

An example applies to a woman who is both a mother...

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