Role Strain in Sociology: Definition & Examples


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Role strain can occur in which of the following roles?

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1. Role conflict occurs when we ______________.

2. Erving Goffman compared how we play the roles in our lives to what example:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Role strain occurs when an individual has problems meeting the responsibilities of a specific role in his or her life. This quiz/worksheet combination will check your knowledge of role strain with questions about it's occurrence and other terms related to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Occurrence of role strain and role conflict
  • Causes of teachers' role strain
  • Role strain application
  • Erving Goffman's thoughts on roles

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the occurrence of role strain
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding role conflict and interpret it accurately
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Erving Goffman's views on the roles we play in our lives

Additional Learning

To learn more about role strain, review the lesson Role Strain in Sociology: Definition & Examples. The objectives covered include:

  • Understand role strain
  • Know what role conflict is
  • Define role performance