Love Attitude Styles As The Predictors Of Positive And Negative Affect

Bilge Uzun Özer, Esin Tezer Full Text: PDF (Türkçe)

Abstract

Present study investigated the extent to which love attitude styles (passionate love (Eros), possessive/ dependent love (Mania), practical love (Pragma), selfless love (Agape), game-playing love (Ludus), and companionate love (Storge) types) predicted the positive and negative affect. For this purpose, Love Attitude Scale: Short Form and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule were administered to 133 (70 women, 63 men) graduate students enrolled in various faculties of Middle East Technical University. The results of two separate standard multiple regression analysis revealed that passionate love style (Eros) was the significant predictor of both positive and negative affect whereas possessive/dependent love style (Mania) and selfless love (Agape) were found to be the significant predictors of negative affect.

Keywords: Love styles, affect, positive affect, negative affect