A Lesson on Social Role Theory: An Example of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Theory

Agnes M. Dulin

Abstract


This paper discusses the social role theory, a theory of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE). Relevance of this topic is briefly discussed, as well as a definition of the theory and its historical background. Empirical research that employs this theory will be discussed.Recommendations will be made for future theory
development and implications for social work education will conclude the discussion.

Keywords


Social role theory; gender roles; gender stereotypes

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