Psychometric Validation of Adapted Inventory of Virtues and Strengths

Jeong Han Kim, Jaehoon Lee, Taryn V. Richardson, Dong Hun Lee, Brian T. McMahon, Hyeyoung Kim, Rebecca R. Sametz

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The purpose of this study was to validate the Adapted Inventory of Virtues and Strengths (AIVS). AIVS is a unique instrument that operationalizes virtues in terms of character traits that are specially designed for psychosocial adaptation and rehabilitation. Data were collected from 464 individuals with disabilities and analyzed via the combination of exploratory (n = 256) and confirmatory analyses (n = 208). Although the results suggest dropping some items, the original five-virtue structure was supported and confirmed via both analyses. The construct validity of AIVS was further analyzed via correlation analyses between AIVS and other measures, including Values in Action Inventory of Strengths 72-Item, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Connor-Davison Resilience Scale, and General Self-Efficacy Scale. The results suggest that with continuing research to document reliability and validity, AIVS has potential in the context of rehabilitation research. Further discussion on psychometric information of AIVS and future implications were presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-334
Number of pages13
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2022


  • acceptance of disability
  • adjustment to disability
  • health and well-being
  • positive psychology


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