Definition of Likert scale in English:

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Likert scale

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪkət/


A scale used to represent people’s attitudes to a topic.
Example sentences
  • The authors chose to use the original Likert scaling because the Likert scale preserves more information.
  • A Likert scale was used to assess the extent of pain experienced on return to the ward in the day case group and on return home in the outpatient group.
  • This information was also recorded simultaneously and was answered on a five-point scale, like a Likert scale.


1940s: named after Rensis Likert (1903–81), American psychologist.

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