Social Roles: Definition and Types of Social Roles


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A role set consists of numerous roles attached to _____.

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1. All of the following are true about social roles, EXCEPT:

2. Samuel has just been released from prison and must now adjust to a very different life in the ''real world.'' This change is an example of a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A social role defines a set of behaviors that are expected of someone who holds a particular status, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you find out how much you know about the concept. For success on the quiz, you should be familiar with topics including role sets and problems that can occur from juggling multiple social roles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Result of having multiple statuses and multiple roles
  • Stress and conflicting social demands
  • Role sets

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social roles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stress brought on by conflicting role demands
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of social roles to identify a type of social role in a given example

Additional Learning

To learn more about the roles we play and how they impact our lives, review the lesson called Social Roles: Definition and Types of Social Roles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of social role
  • Understand the effects of fulfilling a role
  • Know how people relate to their roles