+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Help please!

  1. #1
    Points: 2,460, Level: 30
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 140

    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Help please!

    Hi, im new to this forum and i am a psychology student who is in the middle of my dissertation and it has reached the point that i need to start my statistical analysis. My questionnaire consists of a likert scale: from strongly agree to strongly disagree. I am looking at perceptions of workplace bullying behaviour and whether or not there are gender differences in what group of behaviours are perceived more so as bullying: physical, emotional and social.

    I am also studying the effect of organisational status and work type (full time v part time) on these perceptions.

    What statistical tests should i use?

    Thankyou so much for your help!


  2. #2
    Points: 2,456, Level: 30
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 144

    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    well, i would use a multinomial logit regression, which handles categories quite well: response is a function of (X=independent variable). A good regression package like stata will have this procedure, but even SAS has something.

    In psych a more usually used approach (I understand) is ANOVA, which stands for analysis of variance. You are basically testing for differences in response against independents like Gender (or whatever).

    I don't like the ANOVA procedure too much, bc it stands for analysis of variance, so you are analyzing the second moment in preference to the conditional first moment (which is what a regression will do)

    In short, ask around the dept. for anyone that has tried these two procedures.

+ Reply to Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Advertise on Talk Stats