# Can I convert nominal or ordinal into scale variable?

I have questions about division of household work with option- who does the following such as cooking, cleaning, washing? The option I have is:
I usually do, I mostly do, my partner mostly does, he usually does, some other person does.

Is this a nominal variable?

I have to convert this all together to traditional division of labor. Before doing so, I also want to understand how this is coded, so that, I can be clear. In the below syntax, what is the meaning of (source, 1, 5) result = 6. Does it mean all the other variable is 1 to 5 and option like shopping, cleaning is 6 ? Does 1 to 5 refers to 1 and the rest 6 ?

COMPUTE housework=M17.
DO REPEAT source = M221 M224 M225 M226
/result=washing shopping cleaning cooking.
IF RANGE(source,1,5) result=6 - source.
END REPEAT.


If so, when I add all the option like washing, shopping etc, the highest range represent traditional division of labor and can this be said a scale variable?