Speaking the Language of Relational Maintenance: A Validity Test of Chapman's (1992) Five Love Languages

@article{Egbert2006SpeakingTL,
  title={Speaking the Language of Relational Maintenance: A Validity Test of Chapman's (1992) Five Love Languages},
  author={N. Egbert and D. Polk},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={19 - 26}
}
ABSTRACT This study examines the claims of Gary Chapman (1992) in his popular press book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. A confirmatory factor analysis showed that a five-factor fit of these data to Chapman's proposed five love languages was superior to unidimensional, three-factor, and four-factor solutions. Results showed significant relationships between the love language factors and Stafford, Dainton, and Haas' (2000) relational maintenance… Expand
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