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Society and Culture Status and Roles Most people associate status with the prestige of a person’s lifestyle, education, or vocation. According to sociologists, status describes the position a person occupies in a particular setting. We all occupy several statuses and play the roles that may be associated with them. A role is the set of norms, values, behaviors, and personality characteristics attached to a status . An individual may occupy the statuses of student, employee, and club president and play one or more roles with each one. Example: Status as student Role 1: Classroom: Attending class, taking notes, and communicating with the professor Role 2: Fellow student: Participating in study groups, sharing ideas, quizzing other students Status as employee Role 1: Warehouse: Unloading boxes, labeling products, restocking shelves Role 2: Customer service: Answering questions, solving problems, researching information Status as club president Role 1: Administrative: Running club meetings, delegating tasks to club members
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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