Deep Acting and Surface Acting Scale (DASAS) – Adaptation of the metod and preliminary psychometric properties
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Uniwersytet Łódzki / University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Wydział Nauk o Wychowaniu, Instytut Psychologii / Faculty of Educational Sciences, Institute of Psychology)
Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach / The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Kielce, Poland (Wydział Pedagogiczny i Artystyczny, Instytut Pedagogiki i Psychologii / Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts,Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology)
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Maria Finogenow   

Uniwersytet Łódzki, Wydział Nauk o Wychowaniu, Instytut Psychologii, ul. Smugowa 10/12, 91-433 Łódź
Med Pr 2015;66(3):359–371
Background: This article presents the results of the study on the Polish version of the revised Emotional Labor Scale (ELS), developed by Lee and Brotheridge. The ELS measures deep acting and 2 aspects of surface acting (hiding feelings and faking emotions). Material and Methods: Psychometric characteristics of the Polish version of the ELS, named Deep Acting and Surface Acting Scale (DASAS), were analyzed in the preliminary study on 332 people working in various service professions. We verified factor structure of the scale, its reliability, and construct validity (that is, the relationships between its subscales and other measures of workplace functioning). Results: The results indicated that the DASAS has good psychometric properties which are comparable with the characteristics of the original scale. We replicated a 3-factor structure of the scale and confirmed its satisfying internal consistency and construct validity. Conclusions: The preliminary findings suggest that the DASAS is an adequate measure of deep and surface acting. Med Pr 2015;66(3):359–371