What Is Role Conflict? - Definition, Types & Examples


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Susan is a lawyer and works long hours. She rarely gets home in time for dinner and occasionally works on weekends. This causes stress on her relationship with her husband because she is rarely home to spend time with him. What type of role conflict is Susan experiencing?

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1. Joe has two different superiors at work, his department manager and the general manager. Both of them just asked him to complete two separate tasks. Neither can be done at the same time. What type of conflict is Joe experiencing?

2. Which of the following is NOT a consequence of role conflict?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz/worksheet, prepare yourself to be asked multiple-choice questions on role conflict, including its characteristics and consequences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be a bit more elaborate, you'll be examined on:

  • Types of role conflict
  • Examples of role conflict's consequences
  • Role conflict's definition
  • Examples of role conflict

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the meaning of role conflict
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about classifications of role conflict
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related role conflict lesson

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn about role conflict with the assistance of our associated lesson. This lesson is titled What Is Role Conflict? - Definition, Types & Examples and it will go over:

  • Everyday examples of role conflict
  • Ramifications of role conflict
  • Ways in which role conflicts are categorized