ROLE EXPECTATIONS

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Beliefs concerning the qualities, behaviors, and characteristics suitable to a specific role; could be conveyed to the role's holder by other individuals within their group, or put in place by the holder themselves. See also: Pygmalion effect; social role; upward Pygmalion effect.

ROLE EXPECTATIONS: "The role expectations were very high, and he had trouble meeting them."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ROLE EXPECTATIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/role-expectations/ (accessed December 2, 2021).

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