I have found a Likert scale measure in an article for global job satisfaction measure that included three items as follows;

  1. All in all I am satisfied with my job,

  2. In general, I don't like my job

  3. In general I like working here.

The three items had been measured on seven point scale ranging from strongly disagree (1) and strongly agree (7).

My concern: Is the second question has been included for reliability test purpose only and should I delete the item during analysis?

I would really appreciate for any help.

Thank You, Regards, Reaz.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you clarify your concern? I can't follow the sentence. $\endgroup$ May 15, 2015 at 21:56

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The second question can be rescored by flipping the answer. After rescoring you could compute Cronbach's alpha for reliability of the items.


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