Stages of Concern – SPSS Syntax


The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ) is a tool to determine where an individual is in the seven stages of concern. The 35 items and eight point Likert scale questionnaire is designed to assess the concerns of the individual/group during implementation of an innovation. The seven stages of concern are:

Stage 0 (Unconcerned)
Stage 1 (Informational)
Stage 2 (Personal)
Stage 3 (Management)
Stage 4 (Consequence)
Stage 5 (Collaboration)
Stage 6 (Refocusing)
By locating teachers’ intense stages of concern (peak stage concern) with an innovation, facilitators can develop need–specific professional development and training.

1. SPSS Syntax for finding Raw Score Total for Stage Zero to Stage Six

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage0=Q3 + Q12 + Q21 + Q23 + Q30.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage1=Q6 + Q14 + Q15 + Q26 + Q35.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage2=Q7 + Q13 + Q17 + Q28 + Q33.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage3=Q4 + Q8 + Q16 + Q25 + Q34.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage4=Q1 + Q11 + Q19 + Q24 + Q32.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage5=Q5 + Q10 + Q18 + Q27 + Q29.

EXECUTE.

COMPUTE FiveItemRawScaleStage6=Q2 + Q9 + Q20 + Q22 + Q31.

EXECUTE.

2. SPSS Syntax for finding Percentile Score for Stage Zero to Stage Six

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage0 (4=7) (5=14) (6=22) (7=31) (8=40) (9=48)

(10=55) (11=61) (12=69) (13=75) (14=81) (15=87) (16=91) (17=94) (18=96) (19=97)

(20=98) (3=4) (0 thru 2=Copy) (21 thru 35=99) INTO Stage0Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage1 (0=5) (1=12) (2=16) (3=19) (4=23) (5=27)

(6=30) (7=34) (8=37) (9=40) (10=43) (11=45) (12=48) (13=51) (14=54) (15=57)

(16=60) (17=63) (18=66) (19=69) (20=72) (21=75) (22=80) (23=84) (24=88) (25=90)

(26=91) (27=93) (28=95) (29=96) (30=97) (31=98) (32 thru 35=99) INTO Stage1Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage2 (0=5) (1=12) (2=14) (3=17) (4=21) (5=25) (6=28) (7=31) (8=35) (9=39)

(10=41) (11=45) (12=48) (13=52) (14=55) (15=57) (16=59) (17=63) (18=67) (19=70)

(20=72) (21=76) (22=78) (23=80) (24=83) (25=85) (26=87) (27=89) (28=91) (29=92)

(30=94) (31=95) (32 thru 33=96) (34=97) (35=99) INTO Stage2Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage3 (0=2) (1=5) (2=7) (3=9) (4=11) (5=15) (6=18) (7=23) (8=27) (9=30)

(10=37) (11=39) (12=43) (13=47) (14=52) (15=56) (16=60) (17=65) (18=69) (19=73)

(20=77) (21=80) (22=83) (23=85) (24=88) (25=90) (26=92) (27=94) (28=95) (29=97)

(30=97) (31=98) (32=98) (33 thru 35=99) INTO Stage3Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage4 (0 thru 2=1) (3=2) (4=2) (5=3) (6=3) (7=4) (8=5) (9=5)

(10=7) (11=8) (12=9) (13=11) (14=13) (15=16) (16=19) (17=21) (18=24) (19=27)

(20=30) (21=33) (22=38) (23=43) (24=48) (25=54) (26=59) (27=63) (28=66) (29=71)

(30=76) (31=82) (32=86) (33=90) (34=92) (35=96) INTO Stage4Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage5 (0=1) (1=2) (2=2) (3=3) (4=4) (5=5) (6=7) (7=9) (8=10)(9=12)

(10=14) (11=16) (12=19) (13=22) (14=25) (15=28) (16=31) (17=36) (18=40) (19=44)

(20=48) (21=52) (22=55) (23=59) (24=64) (25=68) (26=72) (27=76) (28=80) (29=84)

(30=88) (31=91) (32=93) (33=95) (34=97) (35=98) INTO Stage5Percentile.

EXECUTE.

RECODE FiveItemRawScaleStage6 (0=1) (1=2) (2=3) (3=5) (4=6) (5=9) (6=11) (7=14) (8=17) (9=20)

(10=22) (11=26) (12=30) (13=34) (14=38) (15=42) (16=47) (17=52) (18=57) (19=60)

(20=65) (21=69) (22=73) (23=77) (24=81) (25=84) (26=87) (27=90) (28=92) (29=94)

(30=96) (31=97) (32=98) (33 thru 35=99) INTO Stage6Percentile.

EXECUTE.

3. SPSS Syntax for finding Highest Score

COMPUTE HighestStage=Max(Stage0Percentile,Stage1Percentile,Stage3Percentile,Stage4Percentile,

Stage5Percentile,Stage6Percentile,Stage2Percentile).

EXECUTE.

I would like to thank Jennifer Kowalsky and Faruk Terzi for helping me to create this SPSS syntax for Stages of Concern.

References
George, A. A., Hall, G. E., & Stiegelbauer, S. M. (2006). Measuring implementation in schools : the stages of concern questionnaire. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
Hall, G. E., George, A. A., & Rutherford, W. L. (1977). Measuring stages of concern about the innovation: A manual for the use of the SoC questionnaire. Texas University Research and Development Center for Teacher Education. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED147342

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