An Examination and Revision of the Love Attitude Scale in Serbia

Bojan Todosijevic, Aleksandra Arancic, Sne�ana Ljubinkovic
2009 Interpersona : An International Journal on Personal Relationships  
The research reports on results of an initial application of the Love Attitude Scale (Hendrick & Hendrick, 1986) in Serbia. The study was conducted on the sample of 127 respondents, mainly of adolescent age, from Subotica, Serbia. We explored the factor structure of the Love Attitude Scale, analyzed relationships between its subscales, and examined relevant correlates of its dimensions. We also performed extensive item analysis of the scale, and proposed several new items for the use in the
more » ... sed Love Attitude Scale for Serbia. Correlates of the revised subscales correspond to those obtained with the original scale and in other countries. The results confirm cross-cultural stability of the six-dimensional structure of the Love Attitude Scale. It was concluded that the Serbian adaptation was successful, and that the translated and slightly revised scale can be used as a valid instrument for the assessment of the six love styles. For many years academic psychologists had not been interested in research on love. However, the last two decades witnessed rising interest in this aspect of human psychology with many developments and research programs. One of the outcomes is a number of operationalizations of different attitudes to love, love styles, or dimensions of love. Some examples are Rubin's (1970) Love Scale, the Love Scale developed by Munro and Adams (1978), the "Erotometer" developed by Bardis (1978) , and Sternberg"s
doi:10.5964/ijpr.v3i1.32 fatcat:ou2bm57nzrcpxowgegp5wtnkcq