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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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CASSEPP-BORGES, Vicente  and  ANDRADE, Alexsandro Luiz de. A brief history of the attempts to measure love relationships attributes in Portuguese. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2013, vol.18, n.4, pp.631-638. ISSN 1678-4669.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2013000400011.

This article aims to survey existing instruments to assess constructs related to romantic relationships available in Portuguese. The instruments were searched through databases and personal contacts of the authors. Psychometric properties and uses of 17 instruments for measuring constructs such as attitudes and satisfaction with the relationship, love, love styles, romantic jealousy, and others are reported. It's conclude that many of the key instruments internationally used have at least one study in Portuguese, reporting good validity and reliability. The next way to the area's research should be the creation of manuals that allow the applied use of these measures.

Keywords : couple dynamics; love; test validity; emotional states; test reliability.

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