ROLE AMBIGUITY

Type of role strain which occurs when shared specifications set for an expected role are incomplete to tell the involved individual what is desired and how to do it; occurring when there is a lack of definition regarding a role, either individually or within the group.

ROLE AMBIGUITY: "Role ambiguity can cause anxiety and failure within a group."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ROLE AMBIGUITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/role-ambiguity/ (accessed April 5, 2020).
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