Triangular Love: 'Not Much More than G'

dc.contributor.advisorBray, James
dc.contributor.authorVan Buskirk, Samuel L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoyle, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGarza, Raymond
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCain, Meghan
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6076-5214
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-08T15:58:05Z
dc.date.available2024-03-08T15:58:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
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dc.description.abstractThe Triangular Theory of Love is one of the seminal theories in romantic relationship research. Initial research into the multivariate structure of the Triangular Theory of Love confirmed a three-factor model: passion, intimacy, and commitment. However, further research questioned whether the instruments available were measuring three factors or a single factor. The previous research has focused on the instrument's inability to properly capture the three factors of triangular love but have not questioned the theory itself. The focus of this study is to extend that question of dimensionality and address whether the Triangular Theory of Love is triangular at all. The primary hypothesis of this study was that there would be little more than general variance within the model, eliminating the predictive ability of the single factors of passion, intimacy, and commitment. Results suggest that while predominately a general factor accounts for the majority of variance, some predictive ability remained within the commitment factor. These findings inform future research, suggesting that affects, cognitions, and motivations related to romantic love are one construct, not multiple.
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.format.extent73 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9780438739420
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5833
dc.languageen
dc.subjectBifactor
dc.subjectLove
dc.subjectTriangular
dc.subject.classificationPsychology
dc.subject.classificationSocial psychology
dc.titleTriangular Love: 'Not Much More than G'
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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