Construct validation of a triangular love scale

  title={Construct validation of a triangular love scale},
  author={Robert J. Sternberg},
This article presents a construct validation of a love scale based upon a triangular theory of love. The article opens with a review of some of the major theories of love, and with a discussion of some of the major issues in love research. Next it briefly reviews selected elements of the triangular theory of love, according to which love can be understood as comprising three componentsÐintimacy, passion, and decision/ commitment. Then the article presents two studies constituting the construct… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 13 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
65 Citations
32 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 65 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 references

Some comments on love's anatomy: Or, whatever happened to oldfashioned lust

  • E. Berscheid
  • The psychology of love (pp
  • 1988
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Near and dear: Friendship and love compared

  • K. E. Davis
  • Psychology Today,
  • 1985
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

A theory and method of love

  • C. Hendrick, S. S. Hendrick
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
  • 1986
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Dimensions of the prototype of love

  • A. Aron, L. Westbay
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
  • 1996

The benefits of positive illusions: Idealization and the construction of satisfaction in close relationships

  • S. L. Murray, J. G. Holmes, D. W. Griffin
  • Journal of Personality amd Social Psychology,
  • 1996

Gender differences and similarities in sex and love

  • S. S. Hendrick, C. Hendrick
  • Personal Relationships,
  • 1995
1 Excerpt

My relationship is better thanÐand not as bad asÐyours is: The perception of superiority in close relationships

  • P.A.M. Van Lange, C. E. Rusbult
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,
  • 1995
1 Excerpt

Attachment as an organizational framework for research on close relationships

  • C. Hazan, P. R. Shaver
  • Psychological Inquiry,
  • 1994
1 Excerpt

Adult romantic attachment: Theory and evidence

  • P. R. Shaver, C. Hazan
  • Advances in personal relationships (Vol
  • 1993
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…