Create Variables from Likert Scale Survey Questions

Hello Storyline community.  What I would like to create is a series of four survey likert scale questions, with 5-7 statements for each, giving a total of approximately 25 scored statements.  The scale will be between 1-4 for each question.  I would like to total all the values up at the end of the quiz, and then based on a numeric range, provide a different result to the user.   For example, if the user clicked a lot of 1's, then they are an A type personality, lots of 4's then they are a D type personality.

I first tried to use the likert scale questions, but I cannot seem to create variables for each radio button in the likert scale. 

Then I tried to build a likert scale question myself using radio buttons, but I can only have one question per slide, because as I add more and more radio buttons, it only allows one pressed button. 

My plan is to create a "total" variable and have a trigger add 1, 2, 3 or 4 depending what button is pressed in the scale.  I also don’t want the user to be able to press the button more than once.

I hope this isn’t too long winded.  I can explain more if necessary.

Thanks in advance

31 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Trip,

This thread is a bit older, so I'm not certain others are still subscribed but if you need to pass the results of the Likert scale to your LMS and your LMS isn't able to read the results as they exist you'll need to use the methods described here to set them up as your own custom Pick Ones. 

Daisha Gaines

Hi Eric,

I read your explanation and your quiz seems to do what I need mine to do.  I'm stumped and was hoping you may be able to help...

With the help of someone else, we’ve added each question as a textbox and added 3 button sets made up of 5 radio buttons for each question.  We've created a variable named calculation and added triggers to add to that variable depending on which radio button the learner selects for each question and the calculation shows on the results slide when the learner clicks next. 

 I’ve ran into several problems…when I preview the slides, I'm not allowed to select more than one radio button on specific questions.  In this assessment, the learner will need to select an answer for each question.  Also, I attempted to change trigger 4 to show if the learner scores high (4s or 5s) on questions 4,5,8,11,&16 then instead of a calculation, they will see the words Embracing.  This did not work the way I intended.  I would like the result slide to show whether they are resisting, observing, accommodating, or embracing based if they rated themselves high (4s or 5s) on the questions associated with each category (I've included those questions on slide 1.  I’m not sure what I can do to make it work?

I truly appreciate all your help and I think we've almost there.  Let me know if you have any ideas. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Daisha,

Thanks for sharing what you would like to create along with your sample .story file. This conversation is older and I'm not sure if Eric is still subscribed here.

Are you referring to Scene 1 or 2 in the project shared?

I noticed in Scene 2 that the button sets are not completely setup. I can see that questions 1-3 are set up, but some items in the first column are also tied to Button Set 2.

You will need a button set for each row, not columns.

I'm not following how your rating scale should work. Is this based on a total score? I'd be happy to take another look.