Foundational Value Scale (FVS)

1.    Openness (can accommodate whatever experiences that arise)
2.    Animation (rapture‚ joy‚ hope‚ and happiness)
3.    Harmony (balanced and centered within)
4.    Flow (so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter)
5.    Positive self-esteem and self-love
6.    Gratitude and appreciation
7.    Appreciation for things as they are‚ without embellishment
8.    Compassion and warmth for others
9.    Demonstrates a concern for the health of the environment
10.Feels love‚ fellowship‚ or un‎ion with god
11.Sees meaning and purpose in life
12.Experiences an underlying unity in life
13.Capacity to cope with uncertainty
15.Childlike wonder and awe
16.Good judgment
18.Being in the present
20.Problem-solving ability
21.Reverence for nature
22.Living a spiritual life
1.    Openness (can accommodate to whatever experiences that arise)
2.    Spontaneity (all that one does happens naturally‚ without effort)
3.    Animation (rapture‚ joy‚ hope‚ and happiness)
4.    Harmony (balanced and centered within)  
5.    Flow (so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter)
6.    Uninhibited imagination and creativity
7.    Freedom from greed‚ envy‚ jealousness‚ and hostility
8.    Positive self-esteem and self love
9.    Gratitude and appreciation  
10.Appreciation for things as they are‚ without embellishment
11.Universe is perceived as friendly
12.Total attention to what is being looked at 
13.Perception is desire less‚ unselfish‚ and detached 
14.Compassion and warmth for others
15.All life is seen as interconnected
16.Demonstrates a concern for the health of the environment
17.Feels love‚ fellowship‚ or un‎ion with god   
18.Chooses activities in which fulfillment is found
19.Sees meaning and purpose in life
20.Experiences an underlying unity in life
21.Capacity to cope with uncertainty
22.Ability to frame an event in a larger context
24.Childlike wonder and awe    
25.Good judgment
27.Financial success
28.Being in the present
30.Problem solving ability
31.Social justice orientation
32.Calm and subdued mind
33.Reverence for nature
34.Living a spiritual life
35. ch‎arisma
36. Genius    
37. Good teacher (inspires and instructs)  
38. Gift of prophesy           1 2 3 4 5
Adolescent Wisdom Scale
Perry et al‚ 2002
Harmony and Warmth Subscale
Compassion and warmth for others
Thankful and grateful
Lively (joy‚ hope and happiness)
Appreciate things as they are
Openness (can adapt to whatever experiences come up)
Being in the present (fully living every moment in your daily life)
Harmony (balanced and centered within yourself‚ peaceful‚ calm)
Intelligence Subscale
Problem solving ability
Positive self-esteem
Good judgment
Focused (can become so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter)
Ability to cope with uncertainty
Spirituality Subscale
Living a spiritual life
Experience an underlying unity in life (belief that there is a connection among all things)
Feel love‚ fellowship‚ or un‎ion with God or a higher being
Care about nature
Demonstrate a concern for the health of the environment
Wonder and awe (amazement at the beauty or power of nature life/universe)
See meaning and purpose in life 
Harmony‚ Warmth‚ Intelligence‚ Nature‚ and Spiritual.
1= Definitely to 5= Not at All
1 – I definitely do not have this ch‎aracteristic to 5 – I definitely have this ch‎aracteristic
Harmony (1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 16)‚ Warmth (2‚ 8‚ 17‚ 18‚ 19)‚ Intelligence (14‚ 20‚ 23‚ Nature (4‚ 9‚ 15‚ 21)‚ and Spiritual (10‚ 22)

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