Selected recent research dealing with change in a variety of roles is reviewed in order to formulate general principles governing role change. Studies of quasichange reveal conditions leading to the abortion of potential role change. Studies of occupational, family, and gender role change reveal the sources of impetus to role change and the conditions facilitating and impeding the implementation of change. A tentative general model for role change is suggested on the basis of the evidence reviewed.


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