VIA Assessments: VIA-IS-V6 

VIA-IS-V6: 

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 additional assessments on the VIA Assessments page.

The VIA-IS-V6 survey consists of 48 items (8 per virtue), positively and negatively keyed, resulting in scores for the 6 virtues.  Items were selected based on their internal consistency reliability.  Mean reliability is .80. These are the same items used in the scoring of the 6 virtues when the VIA-IS-R is administered.

Virtue Scales for both the 6 virtue and 3 virtue models can also be derived from the VIA-IS-RVIA-IS-M and the VIA-IS-P.  See Technical Report, p. 15-17 and p. 44 for details.

VIA-IS-V6 Psychometrics

Virtue

α

Wisdom

0.81

Courage

0.80

Humanity

0.82

Justice

0.79

Temperance

0.76

Transcendence

0.83

M

0.8


VIA-IS-V6 Citation 

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

 

VIA-IS-V6 Languages 

The VIA-IS-V6 is available in English only. If you would like to volunteer to translate the VIA-IS-V6, please contact us here