New To Likert Scale Data? Group Likert Scale Items into Continuous Variables

Many students face the challenge of grouping Likert Scale items into continuous variables to enable them to run correlation or regression analysis. This tutorial will help you solve this problem. For example, they often ask questions such as: “After checking the Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability coefficients for all the item statements that make up the different variables, how do I group the Likert Item statements into continuous variables to enable me to conduct studies such as Correlation and Linear Regression?”

For example, if you have a few item statements as follows:


1To start a firm and keep it working would be easy for me     
2I am prepared to start a viable firm     
3I can control the creation process of a new firm     
4I know the necessary practical details to start a firm     
5If I tried to start a firm, I would have a high probability of succeeding     

Entrepreneurial intentions

1I am ready to do anything to be an entrepreneur     
2My professional goal is to become an entrepreneur     
3I will make every effort to start and run my own firm     
4I am determined to create a firm in the future     

How can you group the above item statements to enable you to correlate the two variables, “Perceived Behavioural Control and Entrepreneurial Intentions?”

This tutorial will help you learn more about grouping Likert Scale item statements and then conduct your preferred data analysis. If you do not group the item statement into continuous variables, you will struggle with conducting parametric tests such as Correlation and Regression.

In the video tutorial below, I explained the above in simple terms. Click on the link to learn more about how to do it yourself.

If you have further questions, you can leave your comments, and I’ll do my best to address them.

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