Differences in the endorsement of six love styles among four family life stage groups were investigated using the Love Attitude Scale. The sample included 250 adults in four groups: college-age single youth, young childless married adults, married adults with children living at home, and married adults with launched children. Significant differences in the groups' endorsements were found on several subscales, with most differences occurring between the non-married and married groups. Associations be- tween the love attitudes and relationship satisfaction at all life stages are discussed.
Montgomery, Marilyn J. and Sorell, Gwendolyn T., "Differences in Love Attitudes Across Family Life Stages" (1997). Faculty Publications - Graduate School of Counseling. 78.