© 2005 Values in Action Institute
Authors: Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. and Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.
WHAT THE QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURES
The Values in Action (VIA) Survey of Character Strengths is a 240-item face-valid self-report questionnaire intended for use with adults. The measure uses 5-point Likert-style items to measure the degree to which respondents endorse items reflecting the 24 strengths of character that comprise the VIA Classification. The survey takes about 25 minutes to complete, although there is no time limit.
- Peterson, Christopher & Seligman, M.E.P. (2004). Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. Washington, D.C.: APA Press and Oxford University Press.
- VIA Institute on Character