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      Translation and Cross Language Validation of Passionate Love Scale Among Adults in Lahore, Pakistan

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      passionate love, Urdu translation, cultural context, Pakistan

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          Objective of the present study was to translate and cross language validate the Passionate Love Scale (PLS) from English language to Urdu language using forward-back translation (Brislin, 1976) procedure. It is developed by Hatfield and Sprecher (1986). It has 15 self-reported and uni-dimensional items, with 9 points rating scale ranges from 1 = not at all true to 9 = definitely true. Results showed high level of Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient α = 0.90, test retest reliability ranged from r = .73 to r = .96 (ps < .01), item total correlation varying from r = .50 to r = .74 (ps < .01) and factor loading ranged from .39 to .73. Item difficulty was determined through the Rasch scaling analysis and construct validity of the Urdu PLS secured the same one-dimensional factor structure of the English PLS by retaining 15 items. It showed that the Urdu PLS is reliable and valid tool to measure the cognitive, emotional and behavioral components of passionate love in Pakistani cultural context. Implications of the study were also discussed.

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                Journal
                IJPR
                Interpersona
                Interpersona
                An International Journal on Personal Relationships
                Interpersona
                PsychOpen
                1981-6472
                2017
                23 February 2018
                : 11
                : 2
                : 188-206
                Affiliations
                [a ]Department of Psychology, GC University Lahore , Lahore, Pakistan
                Author notes
                [* ]Department of Psychology, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan. Phone: 03311140848. wahidaanjum@ 123456yahoo.com
                Article
                ijpr.v11i2.230
                10.5964/ijpr.v11i2.230
                2da974bf-acfd-4899-8520-d09efd1dcb84
                Copyright @ 2018

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                : 21 May 2016
                : 02 November 2017
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                Psychology
                cultural context,passionate love,Urdu translation,Pakistan
                Psychology
                cultural context, passionate love, Urdu translation, Pakistan

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