HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 19 no. 1 (2017)

A Survey of Character Strengths of Filipinos Using VIA-IS Filipino Version

Ron R. Resurreccion



The Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) is a widely used on-line personality test that measures an individual’s best qualities. The present study aimed to describe the character strengths valued by Filipinos. The VIA-IS was administered to 1158 (730 females, 428 males) participants from different colleges and universities in the Philippines. Results showed that all subscales of the Results also revealed that the top Character Strengths of Filipinos are kindness, fairness, hope, teamwork, and judgment. Implications of the results on counseling were discussed.