Risk Intelligence Scale and its Relationship with Risk Readiness and Emotional Intelligence



We present the results of validating the Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale (Craparo et al., 2018) in the Russian sample. The study tested the hypotheses about the relationships between subjective risk intelligence, acceptance of uncertainty and risk, and emotional intelligence. The participants (N=588) included 473 women and 115 men (Mage=27.09, SD=10.35); 260 people were tested online, and the rest — face-to-face. We used the Subjective Risk Intelligence Scale (SRIS), New Questionnaire of Tolerance for Uncertainty, Personal Decision-Making Factors, and Emotional Intelligence Scale (EmIn). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyzes established the four-factor structure of the questionnaire similar to the original. We found pairs of correlating scales that demonstrate emotional rejection of uncertainty and cognitive productive acceptance. Negative Attitude towards Uncertainty and Emotional Stress Vulnerability was higher in individuals with lower emotional intelligence, willingness to take risks, and tolerance for uncertainty. Problem Solving Self-Efficacy and Imaginative Capability correlated with emotional intelligence, willingness to take risks, and tolerance for uncertainty. The Russian version of SRIS has good psychometric characteristics, and we recommend it as a reliable tool to diagnose a person’s attitude towards uncertainty and risk; however, the understanding of subjective risk intelligence as a personal or cognitive characteristic is unclear.

General Information

Keywords: personality, individual differences, risk readiness, risk propensity, risk intelligence, emotional intelligence, tolerance of ambiguity.

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2020280404

Funding. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 19-29-07069).

For citation: Kornilova T.V., Pavlova E.M. Risk Intelligence Scale and its Relationship with Risk Readiness and Emotional Intelligence. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2020. Vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 59–78. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2020280404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatyana V. Kornilova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Department of General Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5065-3793, e-mail: tvkornilova@mail.ru

Elizaveta M. Pavlova, PhD in Psychology, Engineer, Department of Psychology of Education and Pedagogics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1877-5704, e-mail: pavlova.lisa@gmail.com



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