# How to predict 4 dependent ordinal DV from 6 ordinal/nominal IVs

My question is simple. I got 4 ordinal variables and I wish to investigate the extent that other 6 ordinal/nominal variables predicts their values. I know that ordinal regression is the appropriate method of predicting those 4 ordinal responses one by one however, since the 4 ordinal variables are also statistically dependent (as chi square verifies) I wonder if there is a method analogous to MANOVA for the continuous case to help me investigate the power of prediction of the 6 IVs to the set of 4 DV taking into account the fact that they are statistically dependent.

Thank you in advance for any help!

• You could do this as a multilevel model or as a structural equation model. – Jeremy Miles Sep 15 '14 at 20:39