Passionate Love Scale (PLS)

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Author of Tool: 

Hatfield & Sprecher

Key references: 

Hatfield, E., & Sprecher, S. (1986). Measuring passionate love in intimate relations. Journal of Adolescence, 9, 383-410.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The PLS is a 15 item likert-type questionnaire measuring various components of passionate love (cognitive, affective and behavioural).

Background: 

While measures previously existed for companionate love, they did not exist for the more intense passionate love. The passionate love scale (PLS) can be used to explore cross-cultural differences, age differences and gender differences, among others, in passionate love.

Psychometrics: 

Reliability is confirmed in Hatfield and Sprecher (1986), while convergent validity is discussed in several articles (Aron & Henkemeyer, 1995; Hatfield & Sprecher, 1986; Hendrick & Hendrick, 1989; Sprecher & Regan, 1998).

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Files: 

Microsoft Office document icon119.pls_.doc

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.201

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