Character strengths in the United Kingdom: the VIA inventory of strengths
Linley, P. Alex, Maltby, John, Wood, Alex M., Joseph, Stephen, Harrington, Susan, Peterson, Christopher, Park, Nansook and Seligman, Martin E. P.. (2007) Character strengths in the United Kingdom: the VIA inventory of strengths. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol.43 (No.2). pp. 341-351. ISSN 0191-8869Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2006.12.004
The development of a classification of strengths, the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths, has done much to advance research into strengths of character. Using an Internet sample of 17,056 UK respondents, we present data on the character strengths of a large UK sample. Women typically scored higher on strengths than did men. However, four of the top five "signature strengths" of the UK men and women overall were the same (open-mindedness, fairness, curiosity, and love of learning). Strengths typically showed small but significant positive associations with age, with the strongest associations with age between curiosity and love of learning (strengths of wisdom and knowledge), fairness (a strength of justice), and forgiveness and self-regulation (strengths of temperance). The discussion addresses potential limitations and suggests pertinent directions for future research. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-351|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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