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Title: Development and validation of the measure of initial attraction – interest short scale (MIA-I)
Other Titles: Desenvolvimento e validação da medida de atração inicial - Escala Breve de Interesse (MIA-I)
Authors: Rodrigues, D.
Lopes, D.
Keywords: Unilateral Initial Attraction (UIA)
Measure of Initial Attraction (MIA)
Psychometric properties
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Abstract: Unilateral initial attraction (UIA) is a positive affective reaction following a unilateral perception of an unknown target, defi ning the fi rst stage in developing a new interpersonal relationship. Although little attention is given to this construct, literature suggests it has a physiological activation component as well as an interpersonal interest component. However, this interest component emerges as necessary to willingly approach another person and eventually initiate interaction. Based on these evidences, we developed and validated the Measure of Initial Attraction - Interest Short Scale (MIA-I) in a sample of Portuguese-speaking individuals (Study 1, N = 544). Results suggest the MIA-I is a valid and reliable instrument (Study 1; Study 2a), and show its capacity to discriminate UIA across different relationships (Study 1) and to differentiate UIA from passion and love (Study 1). Towards an unknown target, the MIA-I also distinguished UIA from liking (Study 2b). These results show that the MIA-I assesses a specifi c construct, differentiated from liking, passion and love, and suggest its importance to understand the UIA phenomenon.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1590/1678-7153.201528206
ISSN: 0102-7972
Accession number: WOS:000358382600006
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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