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.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2015, Vol. 22, pp. 403-413, DOI: 10.4473/TPM22.3.6Back