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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is the Life Values Inventory Online free?

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This program is made available to the public at no charge thanks to the philanthropic support of the Mathile Family. ▲ Back to Question List

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Can I take the Life Values Inventory Online more than once free of charge?

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Yes, there is no cost associated with the number of times you retake or visit your Life Values Inventory Online account. ▲ Back to Question List

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How long does it take to complete the values assessment?

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The Life Values Inventory Online is divided into five steps. Steps 1-3 take approximately 10 minutes to complete each step. Steps 4-5 provide information about your values and how to optimally express them. The LVIO is intended to be comprehensive and thought-provoking. It’s important to take the assessment with minimal distractions and when you do not feel rushed. ▲ Back to Question List

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Do I have to complete the whole assessment in one sitting?

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No. The program is designed for your convenience so that you can work through it in one or multiple sittings. You can sign out at any time (even in the middle of a session) by clicking the "Sign Out" button at the top of every page. The next time you sign in, you'll have the ability to resume where you left off. ▲ Back to Question List

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Will there be a summary report of my results?

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Yes. Step 4 contains "Your Values Profile", which is a summary and interpretation of the entire assessment process. You can read it online and download a PDF copy, which we encourage you to print out. ▲ Back to Question List

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What information will be available if I want to review my results again or if I take the assessment more than once and want to compare results?

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A summary report is saved and available for each completed assessment. In addition, the strategies from Steps 4 & 5 are available for review. ▲ Back to Question List

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How do I use the information in Steps 4 & 5?

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How you express your values is as important as understanding them. Step 4 provides strategies for optimal values expression so your values serve as an authentic source of motivation and fulfillment. We encourage you to read through these strategies immediately after you complete the assessment section.

Step 5 is a compilation of PDF documents with values-based strategies for productivity, fulfillment and resilience. These strategies take some time to review but are critical in using your values profile meaningfully. You can return to these strategies as many times as you would like and download them for your review. ▲ Back to Question List

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Do I need any special software to take the Life Values Inventory Online?

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No. The site has been designed to work in all of the free modern web browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer 9. We also support Internet Explorer 8. If you only have access to Internet Explorer 7 or below, we recommend installing the Google Chrome Frame plug-in. ▲ Back to Question List

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How is my data stored and used?

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Data is retained on a secure server. By voluntarily participating in the Life Values Inventory Online you are agreeing to have your data used as part of ongoing research. Your name will not be linked to your results in any way and your answers will only be part of a larger dataset. We appreciate your contribution to furthering the research on life values. ▲ Back to Question List

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How was the Life Values Inventory developed and what are its psychometric properties?

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Click here to learn about the development of the Life Values Inventory. (PDF file / 500kb) ▲ Back to Question List

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Who is Life Values Inventory Online, Inc.?

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Life Values Inventory Online, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing unlimited, free access to an online educational resource for values clarification and personal development; and to enhance the empirical understanding of values. ▲ Back to Question List