Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale - Electronic Version (eLEAS)

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The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale - electronic version (eLEAS) provides easy online administration and scoring of the LEAS. Whether working with an individual client, a small clinical population, or a research sample of hundreds, test versions are readily selected and scores are available at the click of a button. A user-friendly interface makes it easy to track test completion and manage data output. eLEAS - Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale web based software application. The LEAS has been used extensively, both by Dr. Lane and other researchers, a children’s version has been created (LEAS-C), and to date the LEAS has been translated into 8 languages.

User IDs for test taking can be purchased individually or in bulk. No identifiable data is requested or stored. Scores may be viewed and downloaded either in a report format, a spreadsheet or both. Interpretation of scores is provided based upon an existing normative dataset.

The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) is a performance measure that assesses an individual’s ability to be aware his or her emotions. Emotional awareness is conceptualized as a cognitive skill that varies between individuals in the degree to which it has developed. People vary from one another in their typical level of emotional awareness. The five levels of emotional awareness are: 1) physical sensations, 2) action tendencies, 3) single emotions, 4) blends of emotions, and 5) blends of blends of emotions. The scale poses evocative interpersonal situations and elicits open-ended descriptions of the emotional responses of self and others which are scored using specific structural criteria applied to the emotion words used in the responses.

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Contact For More Information:
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Richard Lane
Karen Weihs
Nirav Merchant
David Parizek, Jr.
Vernon Hartz
Richard Bowman
Laura Bednarek
Gary Schwartz
diagnostic tool
levels of emotional awareness
open-ended scoring