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Answers for “The concept of role theory” with explanation

Question 29-35:
29. NOT GIVEN

30. YES (role definition, para 2, last 3 lines: “you, part of your personality. Hence, there is
some likelihood that all accountants will be alike or that all blondes are similar — they
are forced that way by the expectations of their role.”)

31. YES (role definition, para 4, first 3 lines: “In social circumstances, dress has often been
used as a role sign to indicate the nature and degree of formality of any gathering and
occasionally the social status of people present. The current trend towards blurring these
role signs in dress is”)

32. NOT GIVEN

33. YES (para 6, first 3 lines: “In organisations, office signs and furniture are often used as
role signs. These and other perquisites of status are often frowned upon, but they may
serve a purpose as a kind of uniform in a democratic society; roles without signs often
lead to con-“)

34. NO (role ambiguity, para 1, line 3-6: “any given time. One of the crucial expectations
that shape the role definition is that of the individual, the focal person himself. If his
occupation of the role is unclear, or if it differs from that of the others in the role set,
there will be a degree of role ambiguity. Is this bad? Not necessarily, for the ability to
shape one‟s own”)

35. NO (role ambiguity, para 1, line 8-10: “to role stress which will be discussed later on.
The virtue of job descriptions is that they lessen this role ambiguity. Unfortunately, job
descriptions are seldom complete role definitions, except at the lower end of the scale. At
middle and higher”)

Question 36-39:
36. „role sign‟(role definition, para 5, first 3 lines: “Place is another role sign. Managers often
behave very differently outside the office and in it, even to the same person. They use a
change of location to indicate a change in role from, say, boss to friend. Indeed, if you
wish to change your roles”)

37. „ritual‟ (role definition, para 5, line 6-8: “hard you try to be his friend. In very significant
cases of role change, e.g. from a soldier in the ranks to officer, from bachelor to married
man, the change of role has to have a very obvious sign, hence rituals. It is interesting to
observe, for instance”)

38. „role sign‟ (role definition, para 6, line1-3: “In organisations, office signs and furniture
are often used as role signs. These and other perquisites of status are often frowned upon,
but they may serve a purpose as a kind of uniform in a democratic society; roles without
signs often lead to con-“)

39. „rose set‟ (role ambiguity, para 1, first 3 lines: “Role ambiguity results when there is
some uncertainty in the minds, either of the focal person or of the members of his role set,
as to precisely what his role is at any given time. One of the crucial expectations that
shape the role definition is”)

Question 40:
40. C

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