ACT Valued Living

Valuing Questionnaire

The Valuing Questionnaire is a 10-question measure typically used with the therapeutic intervention Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It measures how much a client lives within their values and measures two constructs: 1. Progress and 2. Obstruction.

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Administration method


Standardized cadence

Every month

Age range




Scoring and interpretation

The score on the subscales is typically paid attention to more than the overall total score. There are two subscales (1. Progress and 2. Obstruction) and the scores are typically negatively correlated (one goes up while the other goes down). The Progress subscale (questions 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9) measures actions taken by the client to live within their values and the Obstruction subscale (questions 1, 2, 6, 8, and 10) measures the degree to which other things get in the way of the client living within their values. Both subscales total scores range from 0 to 30. A psychologically healthier score would be a higher score on the Progress scale along with a lower score on the Obstructions scale.

Reliability and validity

Concurrent validity was confirmed by comparing the VQ with the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), the Valued Living Questionnaire (VLQ), and the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II).

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