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5 Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples

 


Scale name: Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples (LLPP)

Scale overview: The LLPP is a 50 item forced-choice measure developed by Chapman. There are 12 statements for each love language and each language is paired 3 times.

Author: Gary Chapman

Response Type

Subscales: There are 5 subscales corresponding to the 5 Love Languages:

Words of Affirmation (e.g., words of appreciation and affirmation; express kindness)

Quality Time (e.g., focused attention without interruption and without giving advice)

Receiving Gifts (giving gifts, which need not be expensive; the gift of time during a crisis)

Acts of Service (e.g., completing tasks for them)

Physical Touch (e.g., sexual and nonsexual)

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Sample items:


10. It's more meaningful to me when...

     A. I hear my partner tell me, "I'm proud of you."

     D. my partner helps me with a task.

7.  It's more meaningful to me when...

C. my partner gives me a gift.

A. I hear "l love you" from my partner.

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Psychometric Properties

Reliability: Scales based on the 5 love languages have reported acceptable alpha levels. See Bland and McQueen (2018) for a summary.

Validity: The model of the 5 love languages has received general support in studies using different measures of the 5 love languages. Bland and McQueen (2018) examined the LLPP and found evidence that couples with similar love language preferences were more likely to report relationship satisfaction.

The review of evidence by Impett et al. (2024) challenges the Five Love Languages model, including the quiz. The review deserves consideration before using the quiz in evidence-based interventions. 

Availability: Link to the: love language quiz available online.

For a 30-item  pdf version of the LLPP for couples, see the link to Chapman 2015 below.

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 References

Bland, A. M., & McQueen, K. S. (2018). The distribution of Chapman’s love languages in couples: An exploratory cluster analysis. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice7(2), 103–126. https://doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000102

Chapman, G. (2015). Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples. Link to pdf version. Note: This link worked when posted but it has not always worked. Suggestion, search for Love Languages Personal Profile for Couples pdf.

Impett, E. A., Park, H. G., & Muise, A. (2024). Popular psychology through a scientific lens: Evaluating Love Languages from a relationship science perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/09637214231217663

Love Languages books by Gary Chapman. Chapman has a number of books explaining the five love languages.

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