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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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HERNANDEZ, José Augusto Evangelho  and  OLIVEIRA, Ilka Maria Biasetto de. Os componentes do amor e a satisfação. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2003, vol.23, n.1, pp. 58-69. ISSN 1414-9893.

Relations between love components were investigated: romantic dependence, communicative intimacy, physical excitement, respect and romantic compatibility and satisfaction in heterosexual couple members. It is a sample of 146 couples. Love Components Scale, by Critelli et. al. was used as an instrument. Also, it was used Jemmott III Scale et al. for satisfaction. The results were submitted to Multiple Regression, a stepwise method. It showed that the love component that best co-relates to satisfaction, for both men and women is communicative intimacy, followed by physical excitement. All components correlated positively with women’s satisfaction when they they showed in a larger scale by men.

Keywords : Close relationships; Love; Satisfaction in love.

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