The second version of Sternberg’s Love scale (Sternberg, 1997) was adapted to Russian by the author and 16 collaborators (including three English philologists from the Faculty of Modern Languages of Latvian University) in 2002-2005, according to the Oxford Outcomes’ procedure comparing the original version with back reconciled translation by experts. The scale was also verified by the two-month test-retest procedure on 22 undergraduate students of English philology from Latvian university. The correlation between the original and back translation questionnaires versions was 0.76 for the full scale (p ≤ .001). The scale showed positive correlations with satisfaction subscale of the Berne Subjective Well-being inventory (intimacy subscale – 0.540, passion – 0.395, commitment – 0.405) and with the 25-item Self-Report Jealousy Scale (accordingly – 0.521, 0.650, 0.584). In the Russian samples (including students enrolled in different universities of Russia) the internal consistency of the Russian version reveals the reliability of all three subscales, which ranges from 0.92 to 0.95. Factor analysis shows data structure which corresponds to Sternberg’s Love scale, although items expected to load on a particular factor do not always show their highest loading on this factor.
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* The paper presented at the 14th European conference on Personality, Tartu, July 16-20, 2008.
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