Handbook of Management Scales/Ambiguity intolerance
Ambiguity intolerance (CR = 0.77)[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
Hofstede's five cultural factors are reconceptualized as ten personal cultural orientations: independence, interdependence, power, social inequality, masculinity, gender equality, risk aversion, ambiguity intolerance, tradition, and prudence. A new 40-item scale is developed to measure these personal cultural orientations. Much effort has been invested in ensuring validity, reliability, and cross-cultural measurement equivalence of the new scale.
Definition[edit | edit source]
Ambiguity intolerance is the degree to which people can tolerate ambiguity and uncertain situations.
Items[edit | edit source]
- I find it difficult to function without clear directions and instructions. (0.77)
- I prefer specific instructions to broad guidelines. (0.75)
- I tend to get anxious easily when I don’t know an outcome. (0.73)
- I feel stressful when I cannot predict consequences. (0.72)