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Self-Assessment 14.2: Tolerance of Change Scale
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Activity 14.2: Tolerance of Change Scale

The source of this scale is: Adapted from S. Budner, "Intolerance of Ambiguity as a Personality Variable,"Journal of Personality, 30 (1962), pp. 29-50.

This self-assessment estimates your tolerance of change. Read each statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree that the statement reflects your personal beliefs. Complete each item honestly to get the best estimate of your level of tolerance of change.

An expert who doesn't come up with a definite answer probably doesn't know too much.
I would like to live in a foreign country for a while.
There is really no such thing as a problem that can't be solved.
People who fit their lives into a schedule probably miss most of the joy of living.
A good job is one where it is always clear what is to be done and how it is to be done.
It is more fun to tackle a complicated problem than to solve a simple one.
In the long run, it is possible to get more done by tackling small, simple problems rather than large, complicated ones.
Often the most interesting and stimulating people are those who don't mind being different and original.
What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar.
People who insist on a yes or no answer just don't know how complicated things really are.
A person who leads an even, regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise really has a lot to be grateful for.
Many of our most important decisions are based on insufficient information.
I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.
Teachers or supervisors who hand out vague assignments give one a chance to show initiative and originality.
The sooner everyone acquires similar values and ideals, the better.
A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.

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