Love Schemas Scale

Author of Tool: 

Choo, Levine and Hatfield

Key references: 

Choo, P., Levine, T., & Hatfield, E. (1996). Gender, Love Schemas, and reactions to a romantic break-up. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11, 143-160.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Love Schemas Scale contains 6 items, each a love schema. Participants must rank the schemas in order of how applicable they are to their own feelings and experiences.


Love schemas originate from early experiences, and are believed to influence how people will deal with breakups. Thus this measure may be involved in predicting coping styles, and determining the most effective coping styles.


Reliability and Convergent validity are discussed in Choo, Levine and Hatfield (1996)



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