ROLE AMBIGUITY

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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., Sam M.S., "ROLE AMBIGUITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/role-ambiguity/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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