|Love Test Findings|
This page will be used for links to findings derived from data collected using The Love Test. The Love Test is a 68 item questionnaire that was designed to assess love and its dimensions. There are two versions of The Love Test. The Concept version was designed to assess what people think love is. The Experience version was designed to assess people's experience of love. Participants could elect to take either version or both versions.
As of 5/10/97
|Love Test Subscale Average Scores
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|Number of Love Tests Taken|
|Number of Love Tests taken each day
Daily average of the number of Love Tests taken, by month taken
|How the scales were developed, administered and scored|
|Scale reliability, subscale correlations, and convergent validity (relationships between the self report measures of love for partner, liking for partner, lust for partner, likelihood of being together in 5 years, and satisfaction with the relationship).|
|The Love Test Concept items How central each Love Test Item (descriptor of love) is to people's concept of love.|
|The Love Test Experience items How central each Love Test Item (descriptor of love) is to people's experience of love.|
|Dimensions of Love The Concept of Love Items loaded on 3 dimensions using exploratory factor analysis that appear to involve: Caregiving, Attachment and Sexual Attraction rather than Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment. (12/97)|
|A Heart formed from the descriptors of love arranged by the Caregiving, Attachment and Sexual Attraction dimensions of love. (12/97)|
|Descriptives on the sample|
|As of 4/97, 33,791 Love Tests have been taken. Here's what the sample looks like so far.|
|As of 9/96, 10,864 Love Tests have been taken. Here's what the sample looks like so far.|
|Love Test Scores by Age Grouping|
|How do our early experiences affect what we think love is and how we experience it? Here's what we know so far about how attachment style relates to love.|
|Love Test Scores by Gender|
|Are there gender differences in what people think love is or in how people experience love?|
|Love Test Scores by Marital Status|
|Love Test Scores by Commitment Category (none, verbal, engaged, married)|
|Length of Time in the Relationship|
|Love Test Scores by Length of Time in the Relationship.|
|Is relationship satisfaction related to differences between what people think love is and what they are experiencing?|
|Met on the Net versus Met in Person|
|Do people who met on the net differ from those who met in person in terms of their scores on The Love Test?|
|People Who Met on the Net|
|Love Test Scores for People who met on the net who now: Live Together, Commute to See Each Other, or Have NOT Met In-Person|
|Love Test Scores for People who require a) Engagement or marriage prior to sex, b) Love prior to sex, or c) Liking or physical attraction only prior to sex.|
More to come!
Ultimately, findings will be presented in several areas:
In survey research, researchers typically attempt to select participants randomly from the designated population of interest. They do this so that they can generalize the results from a subset of the population to the entire population of interest. Without random sampling there is no guarantee that these results will generalize to any population other than those who have taken the test.
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The Love Test, Copyright © 1996, Betty Harris and Jim Glover.