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This assessment was derived by Dr. Robert McGrath from the original VIA-240 by taking the 5 items for each scale with the highest corrected item-total correlations. Average internal consistency reliability is .79 (very good) compared with a mean reliability of .83 for the VIA-IS. Initial validity coefficients are between .39 and .50 and are slightly lower than for the VIA-IS (click here for details).
|Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence||0.85|
|Love of Learning||0.76|
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.
The original VIA-IS (240-question version) 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. Languages without an asterisk have been reviewed and are considered reliable. Reliable translations are available to the public as the 120-question VIA Survey. Researchers should use caution when using a survey translation that has not been reviewed for reliability.
- Arabic (Saudi Arabia)*
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Chinese (Traditional-Taiwan)
- English (above)
- Farsi (Persian)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Portuguese (Portugal)