I am a bit confused as how to derive information from two dependent 7-point likert type questions.
The First question asks : How important is the activity to you? The second question aksa: How successful were you in the activity?
The idea here is that I want to say mathimatically that success in activities important to the person are more fulfilling then in unimportant activities. However I also want to say that failure to succed is more devestating in more important activities than less important ones.
I was thinking to label the first scale (1 to 7) and the second (-3 to 3) and then multiply them, But I need some reference in orer to do this
SO my two questions are
1) Am I on the right track 2) can someone provide a source justifying what i'm doing here