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ERIC Number: ED064626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 12
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Correlates of Romantic Love.
Dion, Kenneth L.; Dion, Karen K.
In this study, individual differences in internal-external control were expected to relate to several aspects of romantic, hetrosexual love. For example, it was hypothesized that proportionally fewer internals experience romantic attachments. Moreover, among persons having been in love, internals were expected to have fewer romantic experiences and to experience romantic attraction as less mysterious, less volatile and less intense than externals. Finally, internals were expected to have a less idealistic orientation toward romantic love than externals. Subjects consisted of 255 undergraduate introductory psychology students. These subjects completed Rotter's Internal External (I-E) Scale as well as a Romantic-Love Questionnaire specifically devised for this study. The results showed that internal-external control and sex of subject are relevant correlates of hetrosexual romantic love. The authors concluded that these results indicate the potential fruitfulness of correlation research on romantic love and its usefulness as an adjunct to experimentally-oriented and cross-cultural research approaches to this phenomenon. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, April 12, 1972, Boston, Massachusetts