ERIC Number: ED362809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-12
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A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Hendrick-Hendrick Love Attitudes Scale: Implications for Counseling.
Rotzien, Andrea; And Others
Loving is a fundamental aspect of being human. Freud himself argued that the inability to love leads to illness, and some empirical research appears to support his view. Yet knowledge of the nature of love remains primitive, because until recently it was not considered scientifically respectable to investigate love phenomena. This study used confirmatory factor analytic methods to test the fit of various models to data provided by 499 college students who completed the 1990 version of the Hendrick and Hendrick Love Attitudes Scale. The results suggest that counselors and researchers should not treat the love styles delineated by Lee (eros, ludus, storge, mania, pragma, and agape) as discrete or uncorrelated entities. The results suggest that some variations in Lee's model may result in improved fit to data from various subjects. (NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Hendrick Hendrick Love Attitudes Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November, 1993).