Oral administration of the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale

Terri Roberton, Michael David Daffern, Romola S Bucks

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The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) is a performance-based measure of emotional awareness. This study examined whether the LEAS is suitable to be administered orally by administering two half-forms of the LEAS to literate participants; one orally and one in written format. In doing so, this study raised questions regarding the internal reliability and statistical equivalence of the LEAS half-forms. Despite this, results showed no significant difference between oral and written administration. Further, the correlation between scores obtained through oral and written administration was no less than the correlation between the LEAS-A and LEAS-B half-forms. Together, these results suggest that, in circumstances where administering the written format of the LEAS is not possible, this scale may be administered orally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172 - 179
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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