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Date:         Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:30:26 -0500
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <Art@DRKENDALL.ORG>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: subscales
Comments: To: Mpundu Mukanga <>
In-Reply-To:  <>
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suggestions interspersed below.

Mpundu Mukanga wrote:

>Hi everyone > > > >I have a syntax problem and hope someone will be able to assist me. > >I Have a 30-item likert questionnaire (with each item as a separate > >variable) and I would like to the syntax to score and create each of > >the questionnaire's 5 subscales and compare their means. For example, > >the mean of items 13, 20, 21 and 27 create a "Team" subscale and so on. > > something like this untested syntax should get your scores. compute team= mean.3 (item13, item20,item21,item27).

>Secondly I would like to find out how each of my 5 groups of > >respondents scored on the subscales > something like this untested syntax should compare the groups. oneway team score2 score3 by mygroup (1,5) /statistics=all /plot=means.

>in compare that with the > >overall scores. > > > I'm not sure what this means.

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