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Thank you for your interest in the Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values (CSIV). The CSIV is a 64-item self-report inventory designed to complement interpersonal circumplex measures that assess interpersonal behavior by efficiently assessing a comprehensive set of agentic and communal values. The eight 8-item scales of the CSIV exhibit a circumplex structure, adequate internal and test-retest reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity with measures of interpersonal traits, interpersonal problems, and implicit interpersonal motives. You are free to administer the CSIV as you wish (you can obtain the Form and Scoring by clicking tabs to the left). Information about the abbreviated 32-item version is available at the bottom of the page. If you have questions, please email me at klocke@uidaho.edu.

The development and psychometrics of the CSIV are detailed in: 

Locke, K.D. (2000). Circumplex scales of interpersonal values: Reliability, validity, and applicability to interpersonal problems and personality disorders. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75, 249-267.


Examples of papers which have used the CSIV include:


  • For a French version (courtesy of Liliane Sayegh, PhD, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal), click here.

  • For a Chinese version (courtesy of Jeanne Tsai, PhD, Stanford University Psychology Department), click here. (I have not used this form and cannot vouch for its its psychometric properties.)

  • The development of a Czech version is described in: Oulovský, P., Košová, M., Kopecký, R., & Locke, K. D. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values in the Czech population. Ceskoslovenska Psychologie, 64, 155-167.

  • Andrea Thomas & Bernhard Straub developed a well-validated German version which is described in the following paper [in German]: Thomas, A., Locke, K., Straub, B. (2012). Das Inventar zur Erfassung interpersonaler Motive: Entwicklung und Validierung einer deutschsprachigen Version der Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values [IIM: Development and Validation of a German Form of the Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Values]. Diagnostica, 54(4), 211-226. DOI:10.1026/0012-1924/a000074. If you are interested in using the German version, please e-mail me (klocke@uidaho.edu) or one of my co-authors.



You can download the 32-item short-form (CSIV-32) and a sample SPSS scoring program by clicking here. You can also obtain an Excel sheet that will compute and plot scores for you here. Along with various collaborators we have translated this 32-item version into Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Spanish, and Tagalog/Filipino; if you are interested in using (or just seeing) any of these translations, please contact me at klocke@uidaho.edu. Examples of papers in which I have used the CSIV-32 are: