Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale (TAS)

1. I avoid settings where people don’t share my values. [Reverse Coded]
2. I can enjoy being with people whose values are very different from mine.
3. I would like to live in a foreign country for a while.
4. I like to surround myself with things that are familiar to me. [Reverse Coded]
5. The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals the better. [Reverse Coded]
6. I can be comfortable with nearly all kinds of people.
7. If given a choice‚ I will usually visit a foreign country rather than vacation at home.
8. A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.
9. A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear. [Reverse Coded]
10. A person who leads an even‚ regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise really has a lot to be grateful for. [Reverse Coded]
11. What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar. [Reverse Coded]
12. I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.[Reverse Coded]
Diverse -others = 0.58; Change = 0.51; Challenging perspectives = 0.56; Unfamiliarity = 0.53
‘‘1 = Strongly Disagree’’ to ‘‘5 = Strongly Agree’’
This instrument can be found at: The Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale

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Herman‚ Jeffrey L.‚ Stevens‚ M. J.‚ Bird‚ A.‚ Mendenhall‚ M.‚ Oddou‚ G. (2010). The Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale: Towards a more refined measure for international management research. International Journal of Intercultural Relations‚ 34‚ 58-65.