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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
CASSEPP-BORGES, Vicente and TEODORO, Maycoln L. M.. Psychometrics properties ofthe Brazilian version of sternberg's triangular love scale. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.3, pp.513-522. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722007000300020.
The Sternberg's Triangular Love Scale (STLS) has 45 items related to intimacy, passion, and decision/commitment. The objective of this study was to investigate some psychometric properties of the STLS in Brazil. The Brazilian version of STLS, the Test of Family Identification (FIT) and a measure of satisfaction in the relationship were completed by 361 students from three universities. The factorial analysis of STLS showed a structure with 3 factors and elevated internal consistency. Seeking to improve the instrument, the number of items of the scale was reduced. The new factorial analysis indicated that the original psychometric properties were maintained. Positive correlations were found between the measurements of love and the level of satisfaction with the relationship. The results indicate that the Brazilian version of ETAS possesses adequate and satisfactory psychometric properties
Keywords : Love; intimacy; passion; Psychometrics; factor analysis.