VIA Citation

Please contact us at The VIA Institute for permission to cite the VIA Inventory of Strength (VIA-IS; VIA Survey) or the VIA Classification.

See below for proper citation.

In terms of referencing the VIA work, please use both of these when referencing the VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS; VIA Survey):

  • Peterson, C., & Park, N. (2009). Classifying and measuring strengths of character. In S. J. Lopez & C. R. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology, 2nd edition (pp. 25-33). New York: Oxford University Press. www.viacharacter.org

  • 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. www.viacharacter.org

In terms of referencing the VIA Classification, please use just this reference:

  • 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. www.viacharacter.org