Need help with correlational stats

#1
Good day,

I am administering a likert scale (1-7) to assess eleven different therapeutic factors as reported by several hundred women on four different online support groups. Not only do I want to compare results of the factors within each group, but I want to compare results from one group to another (between groups).

I am unsure of what statistical measures I need to complete this assessment. Could someone help walk me through it being mindful that I am in need of someone to talk down to my level (very basic) of statistical knowledge?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Andrea
 
#2
Are the responses ordinal or interval in nature? If they are interval, you can simply use a T-Test to compare two groups. If they are ordinal, I believe you may need to look into some Non-Parametric Tests.
 
#3
more info

The questions are asking about feelings/perceptions ie. I feel like I am connected to others 1 least match to my feelings to 7 most match to my feelings
 
#4
Okay, so it seems it's interval in nature. I assume you'll be summating each individual item to form a composite overall score for the construct you're trying to measure? If so, just run a t-test for independent groups.