Building Connections

General Coping: Opinion Tolerance

Definition: Opinion tolerance

Measures the degree to which the student feels that he or she can accept people without regard to their political and social opinions.

Indicates whether a student will be able to tolerate the diversity of social backgrounds to which he or she is exposed at college.

Sample item from CSI: "When I was a child, my parents usually understood me, respected my judgment, and treated me in ways that helped me grow."