VIA Assessments: VIA Youth-96

VIA Youth- 96 (main youth assessment on VIA website used by the public): 

The VIA Youth- 96 was derived by selecting from the original 198-item survey the 4 items per scale with the highest corrected item-total correlations.  Language adjustments were then made for clarity.  Mean internal consistency has been determined across two samples to be .86 and correlation with life satisfaction to be .36.  Correlation with the long form (VIA-Y-198) is estimated at .84 on average across scales.  Based on these findings, the VIA Institute recommends this 96-question version as it is more efficient and considered to be as valid as the longer version. 

VIA Youth- 96 Psychometrics

Strength

α

 Appreciation of Beauty and  Excellence

0.86

 Bravery

0.91

 Creativity

0.90

 Curiosity

0.83

 Fairness

0.85

 Forgiveness

0.87

 Gratitude

0.81

 Honesty

0.84

 Hope

0.87

 Humility

0.83

 Humor

0.93

 Judgment

0.89

 Kindness

0.83

 Leadership

0.93

 Love

0.84

 Love of Learning

0.93

 Perseverance

0.87

 Perspective

0.82

 Prudence

0.79

 Self -Regulation

0.75

 Social Intelligence

0.69

 Spirituality

0.95

 Teamwork

0.85

 Zest

0.89

M

0.86

 

VIA Youth- 96 Citation 

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 Adolescence29, 891-905.

VIA Youth- 96 Languages 

The VIA Youth- 96 has been translated into the following languages. The languages marked with an asterisk (*) are still considered "in development" because not enough survey takers have completed it to determine if the translation is reliable or alphas for some scales are below .60. Click the language below to see psychometric data. Researchers should use caution when using a survey translation that is listed as "in development".