Risk-Taking Assessment

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


Use this versatile Risk-Taking Assessment to identify attitudes towards taking risks that may impact the job or one’s career!  Before you invest time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants’ ability to:

  • Conscientiousness
  • Locus of Control

This test provides the answers you need to make an informed decision.

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The Risk-Taking Assessment 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: Situational, Self-Report

Estimated completion time: 15 minutes

Recommended age level: 18+

Qualification Level: Class A

Compliance: APA standard,; EEOC standards (gender, age, disability)

Validation Information:

  • Sample Size: 7459
  • Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.89



  • Pre-employment
  • Training
  • Accident Prevention Programs
  • Employee Management



  • Sensation-seeking
  • Harm-avoidance
  • Conscientiousness
  • Locus of Control
  • Comfort with Ambiguity
  • Reward Orientation



Benchmarks: Available (general population and 24 industries)

Interview Questions: Available

Group Comparisons: Available


Report Includes:

  • Summary with Risk-Taking Style
  • Introduction
  • Graphs
  • Detailed narrative interpretation
  • Strengths & Limitations
  • Advice


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

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