Handbook of Management Scales/Ambiguity intolerance

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Ambiguity intolerance (CR = 0.77)[edit | edit source]

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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.

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  • 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)

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