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    Changing a likert scale (1-5 to 1-10)




    Hi,

    Quick question:

    I have a questionnaire that has been used to measure PROFESSIONALISM and has been designed using a 1-5 likert scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree).

    I am going to be using this questionnaire longitudinally, so I am afraid of ceiling effects. I want to change the scale from 1-5 to 1-10.

    What are the implications of this? If someone can point me in the right direction that would be great! Thanks

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    Re: Changing a likert scale (1-5 to 1-10)

    More response options sound great, but can you really think of 10 adjectives describing level of agreement that are more-or-less evenly spaced from each other in level of agreement?

    How about a Visual Analog Scale (i.e. a line on which participants mark their response) that varies from complete agreement to complete disagreement?

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    Re: Changing a likert scale (1-5 to 1-10)


    Hi CowboyBear,

    Thanks for your response to this post. Your right - sorry I should have said I intended to use a visual anologue scale like you mentioned. This should be a nice way around it I reckon. Thanks!

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