role distance

role distance

the subjective detachment displayed by a SOCIAL ACTOR while playing a ROLE, e.g. a waiter who may indicate to a customer that he is not only a waiter.
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Mabawonku (2004) explained that one of the biggest role distance learning plays is to provide flexible ,lifelong learning of lifelong value, it also gives an advantage over conventional by giving students freedom from rigidity and restrictions .This reduces scheduling conflicts and therefore increases options and opportunities to individual learners (Oladiran & Ogunleye, 2014).
It has ten constituent stressors-namely Inter Role Distance (IRD), Role Stagnation (RS), Role Expectation Conflict (REC), Role Erosion (RE), Role Overload (RO), Role Isolation (RI), Personal Inadequacy (PI), Self Role Distance (SRD), Role Ambiguity (RA) and Resource Inadequacy (RIn).
role stagnation, role erosion, personal inadequacy, self role distance and role ambiguity being slightly below the scale mean, the highest being that of inter role distance (3.49).
Self role distance and Role isolation are positively related at correlation of .907.
He developed the Your Feelings About Your Role (YFAYR) Scale, which comprises 40 items to measure inter role distance, role stagnation, role ambiguity, role erosion, role overload, role isolation, role inadequacy and self role distance.
Convergent (Variance 27.2%), inter role distance (Variance 8.6%), role ambiguity (Variance 3.9), role stagnation (Variance 3.5), resource inadequacy (Variance 3.1%), role isolation (Variance 3.0) and role overload (Variance 2.6).
In the dramatic context, the act of embodying a role generates "role distance" allowing the actors to step back, figuratively, and witness their own performances, evoking the capacity for critical self-reflection and insight (xiv).
Results were non-significant except on the dimension of Inter Role Distance which was higher in the private sector.
Their strategies reduced role distance and enhanced the student-centeredness of their classrooms.
Pareek (1980) pioneered work on role by identifying as many as 10 different types of organisational role stresses, namely, Inter Role Distance (IRD), Role Stagnation (RS), Role Expectation Conflict (REC), Role Erosion (RE), Role Overload (RO), Role Isolation (RI), Personal Inadequacy (PI), Self-Role Distance (SRD),Role Ambiguity (RA0, Resource Inadequacy (RIn).
Pestonjee DM in his working paper 'A Study of Role Stresses in Top and Middle Management' concludes that "Middle managers scored significantly higher on Inter Role Distance (IRD), Personal Inadequacy (PIn), Self Role Distance (SRD) and Resource Inadequacy (RIn).
Pareek (1993) has pioneered work on role stress by identifying as many as ten different types of organisational role stresses namely: Inter Role Distance (IRD), Role Stagnation (RS), Role Expectation Conflict (REC), Role Erosion (RE), Role Overload (RO), Role Isolation (RI), Personal Inadequacy (PI), Self-role Distance (SRD), Role Ambiguity (RA), and Resource Inadequacy (RIN).