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The Effect of Love Styles on Hope and Marital Attitudes among Young Adults

Mridhula, A ,

M. Sc. Psychology, Women’s Christian College, 51 College Road, Opp Standard Chartered Bank, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Ananyalakshmi, V. R.

M. Sc. Psychology, Women’s Christian College, 51 College Road, Opp Standard Chartered Bank, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.020/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.020

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Love style affects an individual’s relationship with his or her partner. Understanding the love style of the partner would help the individual to be aware of an individual’s style of love. The independent variable is love styles and dependent variables are hope and marital attitudes. The study used a correlation design and Love Attitudes Scale: short form by Hendrick, C. et al, (1998), Adult Hope Scale (ahs) by Snyder, C. R. et al. (1991) and Marriage Attitude Scale by Pramod Kumar (1988) were used. The sample size was 131 which included males and females from Chennai who are married, in a romantic relationship and who are not in any romantic relationship. The study used convenience sampling technique.  The researcher analysed the strength of the relationship among the variables. The findings suggested that ludus and storge were the style of love that had an inverse relationship with marital attitudes and Agape, a style of love affected both hope and marital attitude of the participants. It was also found that there were no gender differences.
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DIP: 18.01.020/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.020

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018

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