a.It is not clear at what age children should no longer be expected to depend upon their parents for economic support.b.In times of rapid social change, the roles for various positions become somewhatunclear.c.One’s role performance may not fit the role expectations for any particular status.d.In order for a teacher to perform in that role, there must be at least one student.Answer: dPage: 98LO: 2TYPE: ConceptualSOURCE: New31.__________ occurs when the expectations associated with a role are unclear. 107
32.It is not always clear when the provider-dependent aspect of the parent-child relationship ends. Should it end at age 18 or 21? When a person is no longer in school? This is an example of __________.33.When __________ occurs, we may feel pulled in different directions. We may prioritize our roles and first complete the one we consider to be most important. Or we may compartmentalize our lives and “insulate” our various roles.34.Charles has a final exam in the evening at a time when he is supposed to be working. That same evening Stephanie (his girlfriend) wants him to take her to a movie. To top it off, his mother calls, asking him to fly home because his father is going to have emergency surgery. Sociologists would say that Charles is very likely experiencing __________.a.role performanceb.role ambiguityc.role conflictd.role alienationAnswer: cPage: 98LO: 2TYPE: AppliedSOURCE: Modified35.Recent research indicates that female student-athletes have their own ways of dealing with the “female/athlete paradox” which is an example of __________. 36.Marital inequality, conflict over parenting responsibilities, unclear expectations, and lack of emotional support may contribute to __________ for both men and women.108
37.Cameron is a freshman at the local college. As a student, he is feeling pressure. He wants to party like the rest of his fraternity brothers, while at the same time, he wants to maintain his 4.0 grade point average. Sociologists would say that Jack is experiencing _________.38.__________ refers to the conscious fostering of the impression of a lack of commitment or attachment to a particular role. It is clear one merely goes through the motions of role performance.
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