Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2519–2531 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1579-4 Development and initial validation of a short three-dimensional inventory of character strengths 1 1 Wenjie Duan He Bu Accepted: 13 April 2017 / Published online: 20 April 2017 © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract Conclusions TICS is expected to be used for screening Purpose Character strength is described as a positive and populations at risk, and a tool to aid mental health pro- organized pattern of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It fessionals in group-based treatment/intervention planning. serves as a schema that organizes categories of information It also should be noted that this short inventory should be toward the self, others, and the world, and provides the used with caution for individual decision making. self-aware knowledge that facilitates the pursuit of goals, values, and ethical principles. Recent research has sug- Keywords Strength assessment · Psychometrics · Cross- gested that three reliable factors emerge from the measures culture · Positive psychiatry · Positive psychology · of character strengths: caring, inquisitiveness, and self- Wellbeing control. The goal of this paper is to develop a psychome- trically sound short measure of character strength. Methods The questions were addressed in two studies using Introduction two independent
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Published: Apr 20, 2017
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