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Role Conflict Vs Role Strain – Difference Between Role Conflict and Role Strain | Social Roles

Role Conflict Vs Role Strain

Role Conflict Vs Role Strain

Role Conflict 

When a person is subjected to incompatible demands related to their job or position, a role conflict occurs. Role conflict typically occurs when individuals are being pulled in different directions while trying to balance the many responsibilities they have.

Situational conflicts can also cause role conflict. Role conflicts can be temporary or long-term, and can also last a long time. People face Role Conflicts when their roles become unclear such as a teacher who is struggling between her roles as a teacher and a parent while dealing with a child domestic violence issue.

As a result, both of these roles may attempt to solve the problem, but they may be at odds with their respective ethical standards.

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