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ERIC Number: ED343066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-28
Pages: 27
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Measuring Perceptions of Romantic Love from Three Theoretical Perspectives: Implications for Counseling.
Davenport, Donna; And Others
Love is an issue raised with some frequency by counseling clients. Research investigating the nature of love may be useful in providing a framework that counselors can use to conceptualize the signs and symptoms of clients who present with relationship issues when seeking help. This study was conducted to examine the nature of love as measured by three instruments, one deductively grounded instrument by Hendrick and Hendrick and two inductively grounded instruments, the Love Relationships Scale and the Triangular Love Scale. Findings from 69 students revealed the dominant operation of obsessive thought as an important aspect of love as reflected in the isolation of factors named Obsessive Thought, Idealization, and Mania. Findings suggest that a "Thomsonian" or "G"-factor conceptual framework, in which one dimension (apparently involving obsessive thought) dominates meaning, appears to be necessary as a model of romantic love. Other dimensions appeared to delineate nuances about this dominant dimension. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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