Amor y enamoramiento en personas con discapacidad intelectualun campo por explorar

  1. Ricardo Morentin
  2. Miguel Ángel Verdugo Alonso
  3. B. Arias
  4. J. M. Rodríguez Mayoral
Siglo Cero: Revista Española sobre Discapacidad Intelectual

ISSN: 2530-0350

Year of publication: 2006

Volume: 37

Issue: 217

Pages: 59-80

Type: Article

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Love is considered one of the most important interpersonal phenomena, and it is also linked with health, happiness and general well-being. However, scientific approach to love as study subject doesn't include yet people with intellectual disabilities, even though when there are affective-sexual educational programmes that are being developed. In this study, we try to begin this path (still unknown), applying the well-known Sternberg's Triangular Scale with a sample of people with intellectual disabilities. This scale is based in the Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love, which proposes three principal components of love: Intimacy, Passion and Commitment. After adapting the instrument (the redaction was simplified, the format was converted to be applied by interview), we applied it to 75 persons with intellectual disability from Valladolid, and the following principal outcomes were obtained: (a) high scores are found in all the components; (b) significant differences attending to age, institutional place and the fact of having or not a couple in the moment of the study were found, but not attending to gender or level of functioning; (c) The Triangular Scale shows a high reliability Alpha Coefficient and its factorial structure is coherent with Sternberg's one