VIA Assessments: VIA-IS-R

VIA-IS-R: 

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-R is the most extensive of the revised scales, consisting of 192 items that were selected based on content validity, reading level, internal consistency reliability, and differential correlation with other scales.  To counteract acquiescence bias, both positively and negatively keyed items are included. Twenty-four scale scores are reported, as are 9 virtue scales and signature strengths. 

VIA-IS-R Psychometrics

Strength

α

 Appreciation of Beauty and  Excellence

0.89

 Bravery

0.83

 Creativity

0.90

 Curiosity

0.85

 Fairness

0.83

 Forgiveness

0.83

 Gratitude

0.85

 Honesty

0.79

 Hope

0.88

 Humility

0.83

 Humor

0.86

 Judgment

0.77

 Kindness

0.82

 Leadership

0.86

 Love

0.91

 Love of Learning

0.86

 Perseverance

0.90

 Perspective

0.81

 Prudence

0.86

 Self -Regulation

0.89

 Social Intelligence

0.83

 Spirituality

0.89

 Teamwork

0.85

 Zest

0.89

M

0.85

 

VIA-IS-R Virtue Scale Psychometrics

Six Virtues

Wisdom

0.81

Courage

0.80

Humanity

0.82

Justice

0.79

Temperance

0.76

Transcendence

0.83

M

0.80

Three Virtues

Caring

0.75

Inquisitiveness

0.85

Self-Control

0.87

M

0.82

 

VIA-IS-R Citation 

McGrath, R. E. (2017). Technical report: The VIA Assessment Suite for Adults: Development and evaluation. Cincinnati, OH: VIA Institute on Character.

 

VIA-IS-R Languages 

The VIA-IS-R is available in English only. If you would like to volunteer to translate the VIA-IS-R, please contact us here