Measuring positive emotionality: A review of instruments assessing love

Jane E. Myers, W. Matthew Shurts

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Love is a multidimensional construct that has proven difficult to define and, consequently, challenging to measure. A variety of available instruments purport to measure aspects of love, 9 of which are reviewed and discussed in this article. Researchers and practitioners are advised to study definitions of the love construct as well as psychometric properties of instruments in selecting measures of love appropriate to their purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-254
Number of pages17
JournalMeasurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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