Individual Differences in Feedback Seeking: Counterintuitive Results Concerning Tolerance of Ambiguity
Stark, Gary; Sommer, Steven M.
PublisherWashburn University, School of Business
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Contrary to expectations, this study found that higher tolerance of ambiguity, using Budner's (1962) Intolerance of Ambiguity measure, was associated with increased performance feedback seeking. Possible explanations are offered, including noted ambiguous characteristics of feedback and differing motives for feedback seeking. No significant relations were found between Locus of Control and feedback seeking. Of further interest, subject perceptions of having sought feedback differed from actual behavior to acquire feedback. Implications for measurement of feedback seeking are discussed.