Attitudes of college students toward love : a partial replication

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Fraizer, Nancy Ann
Carr, Richard D.
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Thesis (M.A.)--Ball State University.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of single college students toward love. In addition, the Knox-Sporakowski (1968) Love Attitude Inventory was replicated to provide further information concerning the inventory’s ability to measure love attitudes.A Likert type questionnaire, developed by Knox and Sporakowski (1968), was mailed to 700 college students. The sample was representative of the number of students per class standing on the Ball State University campus. Of the 700 questionnaires, 358 were returned, and 356 were usable.The results were analyzed according to sex and class standing of the student. The results of the factor analysis indicated that the Knox-Sporakowski (1968) Love Attitude Inventory had four factors. Factor II was the major factor in determining love attitudes in the tests of two hypotheses.The tests of the hypotheses indicated that both males and females were realistic rather than romantic in attitudes held, with males being more romantic than females. In addition, love attitudes became more realistic as students advanced in class standing.Honors CollegeBall State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306