Cramer, K., Marcus, J., Pomerleau, C., & Gillard, K.
Gender invariance in the Love Attitudes Scale based on Lee’s color theory of love
To investigate the extent that Lee’s (1977) six Colors or Styles of Love — Eros, Ludus, Storge, Pragma, Mania, and Agape — were gender invariant, a sample of 364 men and 580 women (currently in romantic relationships) were selected from a university population. Confirmatory factor analysis could not reproduce the six-factor solution for either male or female sub-sample; subsequent exploratory analyses showed with some item re-arrangement, male and female data conformed to a reduced (and not entirely identical) six-factor solution where several constituent items were not included or were reassigned. Implications for measurement via this scale are discussed, as are directions for future research.Back