Love Attitudes Scale – Short form: The preliminary assessment of the factor structure of its Italian version

Mirian Agus, Luisa Puddu, Claudia Gonnelli, Rosalba Raffagnino

Accepted August 31, 2018

First published August 31, 2018

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.282.2

Abstract

This study aims to make a preliminary evaluation of the psychometric features of the Italian version of the Love Attitudes Scale: Short Form (LAS; Hendrick, Hendrick & Dicke, 1998), which is one of the most commonly used measurements of love in literature. Our results confirmed the six-factor structure and its convergent validity with several affective dimensions (e.g., intimacy, fear of intimacy, sexuality, relational talk) in couple relationships and marital satisfaction (dyadic and familial). For discriminant validity, there were gender differences in several love styles. Our findings indicated that this tool might be useful in both scientific and clinical contexts when used in the Italian framework.

Love Attitudes Scale – Short form: The preliminary assessment of the factor structure of its Italian version

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