Love styles, relationship experience, and sensation seeking: A test of validity

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The present study was designed to test the validity of a typology and measure of styles of loving by examining the relationships among love styles, romantic experience and sensation seeking. Male and female research participants completed the Hendrick's (1986) Attitudes toward Love Scale and a measure of sensation seeking and answered a variety of questions about their experiences with romantic relationships. Results provided some evidence of the validity of the measure and conceptualization of love styles. However, questions were also raised about the validity of some of the scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-651
Number of pages7
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


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