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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of each cultural sample

From: Four-dimensional hierarchical structure of love constructs in a cross-cultural perspective

Sample Gender n Relationship status Age QLS factors M (SD), α Degree of “liking”
M W Tot. Current Previous M SD Comp. Affec. Close. Comm. M SD
Br. 66 241 307 246 61 25.56 7.13 6.17 (0.76), 0.87 6.30 (.87), 0.92 5.94 (1.19), 0.94 5.75 (1.12), 0.91 4.55 0.78
Ir. 117 236 353 244 109 23.54 4.29 4.96 (0.72), 0.85 5.11 (0.83), 0.91 4.87 (0.87), 0.89 4.85 (0.89), 0.89 N/A N/A
Pt. 88 201 289 191 98 21.33 3.42 6.40 (0.68), 0.89 6.43 (0.82), 0.93 6.11 (0.99), 0.92 5.80 (1.04), 0.89 4.62 0.73
S.P. 168 177 345 222 123 21.27 3.99 5.89 (1.01), 0.91 5.89 (1.18), 0.95 5.75 (1.22), 0.94 5.60 (1.24), 0.92 4.42 0.78
Ty. 160 209 369 241 128 21.00 3.90 5.97 (0.92), 0.88 6.05 (1.07), 0.94 5.87 (1.14), 0.92 5.65 (1.17), 0.91 4.44 0.87
Hi. 78 201 279 155 124 19.97 2.77 6.26 (0.73), 0.89 6.21 (0.88), 0.93 5.97 (1.03), 0.93 5.70 (1.18), 0.92 4.45 0.84
MW. 41 97 138 81 57 19.09 1.54 6.30 (0.70), 0.89 6.20 (0.91), 0.93 6.00 (1.06), 0.94 5.81 (1.20), 0.94 4.51 0.70
SE. 160 317 477 273 204 19.99 2.73 6.25 (0.81), 0.91 6.17 (0.96), 0.93 5.93 (1.05), 0.92 5.74 (1.19), 0.93 N/A N/A
Tur. 133 141 274 274 0 24.23 2.56 6.51 (0.36), 0.75 6.70 (0.34), 0.82 6.61 (0.39), 0.81 6.60 (0.40), 0.81 N/A N/A
Tot. 1011 1820 2831 1927 904 21.83 4.42 6.05 (0.89), 0.91 6.09 (1.01), 0.94 5.87 (1.11), 0.93 5.71 (1.16), 0.92 4.51 0.80
  1. Br. Brazil, Ir. Iran, Pt. Portugal, S.P. Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ty. Tyumen, Russia, Hi. Hawaii, USA, MW. Midwest, USA, SE. Southeast, USA, Tur. Turkey, M men, W women, Tot. total; current, participants currently in romantic relationships; previous, participants who have previously been in relationships, Comp. compassion, Affec. affection, close. closeness, Comm. commitment