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The revised UCLA Loneliness Scale: concurrent and discriminant validity evidence.
Two studies provide methodological refinement in the measurement of loneliness, demonstrating that although loneliness is correlated with measures of negative affect, social risk taking, and affiliative tendencies, it is nonetheless a distinct psychological experience.
Who believes in a just world
Research with the Just World Scale has indicated that many people believe that the world is a place where good people are rewarded and bad people are punished. Believers in a just world have been…
Developing a measure of loneliness.
The development of the UCLA Loneliness Scale, a short, 20-item general measure of loneliness is reported, which has high internal consistency and a test-retest correlation over a two-month period of .73.
Toward a Social Psychology of Loneliness
Loneliness is a common experience probably few people avoid being lonely at some time in their life. It is also a distressing experience as many individual accounts bear out. For example, in…
The close relationships of Lesbians and gay men.
Empirical studies of same-sex couples in the United States are reviewed, highlighting consistent findings, drawing comparisons to heterosexual couples, and noting gaps in available research.
Power strategies in intimate relationships.
A study was conducted to generate (a) a model of power strategies used in intimate relationships and (b) information regarding the associations between gender, sexual orientation, egalitarianism, and…
The Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale: Concurrent and Discriminant Validity Evidence
The development of an adequate assessment instrument is a necessary prerequisite for social psychological research on loneliness. Two studies provide methodological refinement in the measurement of…
An Intersectional Analysis of Gender and Ethnic Stereotypes
We compared perceived cultural stereotypes of diverse groups varying by gender and ethnicity. Using a free-response procedure, we asked 627 U.S. undergraduates to generate 10 attributes for 1 of 17…
Sexual compliance: Gender, motivational, and relationship perspectives
Three perspectives shed light on which individuals are the most likely to comply with a sexually interested partner's desire for sex and why, and each suggests important new directions for empirical research.
Giving up and giving in: the costs and benefits of daily sacrifice in intimate relationships.
- E. Impett, S. Gable, L. A. Peplau
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 September 2005
This research provided the first empirical investigation of how approach and avoidance motives for sacrifice in intimate relationships are associated with personal well-being and relationship quality and implications for the conceptualization of relationship maintenance processes are discussed.