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VIA Inventory of Strengths- Virtues 6 (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-R, VIA-IS-M and the VIA-IS-P. See Technical Report, p. 15-17 and p. 44 for details.
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VIA Inventory of Strengths- Virtues 6 (VIA-IS-V6) Psychometrics
McGrath, R. E. (2017). Technical report: The VIA Assessment Suite for Adults: Development and evaluation. Cincinnati, OH: VIA Institute on Character.