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This assessment also was derived by Dr. Robert McGrath from the original VIA-IS by extracting the 3 most internally consistent items from each scale. Internal consistency reliability is .75 on average, slightly lower than that for the VIA-120, and initial validity coefficients range from .36 to .48, again, slightly lower than those for the VIA-120.
|Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence||0.82|
|Love of Learning||0.74|
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. To see the psychomectric data for the translation of the VIA-IS (240-question version) in a specific language click the language below. 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)