Risk-Taking Assessment

 

Purpose: RiskTA is designed to determine a person’s level of comfort with risk-taking, and how it could affect his or her career.

 

No. of questions: 54

Question type: Self-report, situational

Estimated completion time: 20 minutes

Shorter versions of assessment: N/A

 

Report Includes:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Graphs

  • Detailed narrative interpretation

  • List of Strengths an Limitations

  • Advice

 

Factors and Scales:

Overall Score plus 6 scales:

 

  • Sensation-seeking: Assesses the degree to which a person has a desire for novel and exciting experiences.

  • Harm-avoidance: Extent to which a person steers clear of negative/harmful consequences.

  • Conscientiousness: Assesses the degree to which a person is rule-abiding, careful, responsible, and less likely to take unwise and dangerous risks.

  • Locus of Control: Assesses the degree to which a person believes he or she has control over what happens in his/her life.

  • Comfort with Ambiguity: Assesses the degree to which a person is comfortable dealing with the uncertainty involved in risk-taking.

  • Reward Orientation: Extent to which a person is more likely to take risks if there is a potential for payoff.

6 scales:

  • Sensation-seeking

  • Harm-avoidance

  • Conscientiousness

  • Locus of Control

  • Comfort with Ambiguity

  • Reward Orientation

 

APPLICATION:

  • Pre-employment

  • Training tool

  • Accident prevention programs

  • Employee management

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