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The Character Strengths Inventory for Children (CSI-C)
The Character Strengths Inventory for Children (CSI-C) is a self-report character inventory for children that was developed by Prof. Anat Shoshani for easy administration directly to elementary school‐aged children. The CSI-C was developed by writing developmentally and age appropriate items that covered the 24 character strengths in the VIA Classification. The items are written in simple language, without metaphors or idioms, and refer to situations and settings familiar to children; e.g., family, school, and friends. The inventory items were refined over a 2-year period on the basis of commentary from clinical and developmental psychologists, teachers, and feedback from focus groups of parents and children. Data from two samples of 2,061 Israeli children aged 7 to 12 support the constructs of the instrument.
The Character Strengths Inventory for Children (CSI-C) Psychometrics
Psychometrics are available in: Frontiers in Psychology
Shoshani, A., & Shwartz, L. (2018). From character strengths to children's well-being: Development and validation of the character strengths inventory for elementary school children. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2123. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02123/full