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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto et al. Validity evidence for the Vitality Scale. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.68, n.3, pp. 32-42. ISSN 1809-5267.

This study aimed to investigate the psychometric qualities of the Vitality Scale concerning its internal structure and its relationship with an assessment tool of optimism. Participants were 122 people, 59.8% female, aged 18 to 65 years. In regards to education, 73% participants had a university degree. The instruments used were the Vitality Scale and the Revised Life Orientation Test - LOT-R Brazil. The results showed differences between genders, with men and participants who practiced physical activity showing higher levels of vitality. The Vitality Scale showed coefficient alpha of 0.91 and a one-factor dimension. The results are discussed based on the literature.

Palabras clave : Positive psychology; Psychological assessment; Character strengths.

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