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Love Attitude Scale

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Human beings have always been interested in subject of interpersonal relationships, search for partner and especially for love, considered as important aspect of human experience. At beginning of history of culture, study of construct of Love received considerable attention and discussion from Philosophy. For Plato, eg, love is conceived as emotion that exists in hierarchical way, while for Socrates, love is combination of several elements. However, for many years, there has little interest from scientific psychology in researching Love. In spite of this fact, last three decades have seen growing interest in scientific psychological field for and researching this construct. This interest resulted in emergence of several operationalization models of Love based on measurement of attitudes, styles, or dimensions of Love, such as works of Rubin in 1970, Bardis in 1978, Hatfield in 1986, or contributions of Sternberg and his Triangular Theory of Love. Important Proposal Regarding Love Styles Was Typology Suggested By Lee In 1973. Lee reflects on proposition made by Plato who, in year 380 BC, in his work 'The Symposium, proposed three forms of Love: Eros, Storge, and Ludus. From this typology, Lee empirically corroborates Love styles based on Plato's Theory and adds three secondary styles, which arise from mixture of three original styles, thus obtaining six Love attitudes or styles. Lee represents styles of love as aspects of cognitive domain linked to each individual's belief and attitude system about romantic situations in their life, which direct their behavior and experiences toward person they love. Each one of these six styles propose-even if they may have some of relationship-have differentiating qualitative characteristics, which make each one independent from all other styles. Base on Lee's Theory, it was possible to structure measurement instrument, Love Attitudes Scale, consisting of 42 items, that allow to measure styles of Love; which are divided into Eros, described as passionate or romantic Love; Storge, friendly Love based on intimacy and affection, and Ludus, as playful, manipulative Love with Little emotional involvement. Three, as they mix with each other, generate other types of Love: Mania, obsessive and possessive Love that arises from combination of Eros and Ludus; Pragma, established by Ludus and Storge, which leads to logical and rational search for ideal compatible couple; and Agape, altruistic Love made up of Eros and Storge, one of total surrender toward partner. In summary, authors claim that Scale evaluates attitudes toward Love Relationships from individual approach; taking into account six styles of Love as different variables under Scale that describe each form of Love, which allows each person to establish profile of their attitude toward Love.

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1 LOVE ATTITUDES SCALE Reference: Hendrick, C. & Hendrick, S. and method of LOVE. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, Description of Measure: 42-item Questionnaire designed to ATTITUDES toward LOVE. Questionnaire Combines ATTITUDES Towards One S Current / Recent / Hypothetical * Partner With ATTITUDES About LOVE In General. SCALE is broken into 6 subscales that each represent different LOVE style: EROS LUDUS STORGE PRAGMA MANIA AGAPE. Participants respond to each item using 5-point SCALE, ranging from 1 2 3 4 5. * Participants are to answer questions with their current partner in mind. However, instructions state that if respondent does not currently have partner, he or she should answer with their most recent partner in mind. If, however, have never been in LOVE, instructions state that they should provide whatever answer they believe would be true. Abstracts of select Related Articles: Sprecher, S. & B. Compassionate LOVE for close others and humanity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, Compassionate LOVE SCALE was developed that can be used alternative forms, to assess compassionate or altruistic LOVE for different targets. Using three samples, Compassionate LOVE was developed and pilot. Three studies were then conducted to provide validation of SCALE and to correlates of Compassionate LOVE. In support of our predictions, Compassionate LOVE found to be associated positively with prosocial behavior, as direct both to close others and to all of humanity. Those who were more religious or spiritual experience more compassionate LOVE than who were less religious or spiritual. Evidence was found compassionate LOVE is distinct from empathy. In final study, we introduced relationship-specific version of Compassionate LOVE SCALE, and found that Compassionate LOVE for specific close other was associated with provision of social support for that person. Feeney, J. & Noller, P. Attachment style as predictor of romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social 58, Questionnaire measures of attachment style, attachment history, beliefs about relationships, self-esteem, limerence, loving, LOVE addiction, and LOVE styles were administered to 374 undergraduates. Attachment style was related in expect ways to attachment history and to beliefs about relationships. Securely attach Ss report relatively positive 2 perceptions of their family relationships. Avoidant Ss were most likely to childhood separation from their mother and to express mistrust of others. Anxiousambivalent subjects were less likely than avoidant Ss to see their father as supportive, and they reported lack of independence and desire for deep commitment in relationships. Self-esteem Measure and each of scales measuring forms of LOVE were factor analyzed separately. Analyses based on SCALE scores derive resulting factors indicate that attachment style was also strongly related to self-esteem and to various forms of LOVE discussed in other theoretical frameworks. Results suggest that attachment theory offers useful perspective on adult LOVE Relationships Hazan, C. & Shaver, P.

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