VIA Citation

Please contact The VIA Institute for permission to cite the VIA Inventory of Strength (VIA-IS; VIA Survey) or the VIA Classification at kellya@viacharacter.org
See below for proper citation:

Please use the following reference for the original VIA adult instruments: 
Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. New York: Oxford University Press and Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Please use the following reference for instruments in the new VIA Test Suite for Adults:
McGrath, R. E. (2017). Technical report: The VIA Test Suite for Adults: Development and evaluation. Cincinnati, OH: VIA Institute on Character.

Please use the following reference for the VIA-Youth:
Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2006). Moral competence and character strengths among adolescents: The development and validation of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths for Youth. Journal of Adolescence, 29, 891-905.

Please use the following reference for the VIA Classification of Strengths and Virtues:
Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. New York: Oxford University Press and Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.