VIA Inventory of Strengths-M (VIA-IS-M)
Aligned with the VIA Institute's mission to continue to advance the science of character, and in recognizing a number of opportunities to improve the original scales, Dr. Robert McGrath, VIA Senior Scientist, has completed a substantial, 2-year revision of the VIA Inventory of Strengths, as well as the development of several new scales. These new instruments are called the VIA Assessment Suite for Adults. A Technical Report describing the VIA Assessment Suite for Adults is available. See the VIA Assessments page for more details about the virtue scales and signature strengths.
The VIA-IS-M is a briefer version of the VIA-IS-R, consisting of 96 items (4 items for each strength scale) selected on the basis of corrected item-total correlations to maximize internal consistency while including both positively and negatively keyed items to control for acquiescence bias.Twenty-four scale scores are reported as are 9 virtue scales and signature strengths.
VIA Inventory of Strengths-M (VIA-IS-M) Psychometrics
|Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence||0.82|
|Love of Learning||0.83|
VIA Inventory of Strengths-M (VIA-IS-M) Virtue Scale Psychometrics
McGrath, R. E. (2017). Technical report: The VIA Assessment Suite for Adults: Development and evaluation. Cincinnati, OH: VIA Institute on Character.
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