Apologies if this question has been posted before (I looked at a few questions that seemed similar, but still felt unsure about my particular situation).

I'm working on analyzing the results of a survey. The dependent variable is an ordinal variable (a 1-10 likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree), with independent variables that are also ordinal (some are the same 1-10 likert scale, another refers to education level and includes an other category), and one binary yes/no question.

My current plan had been to treat the dependent variable and independent variables based on the 1-10 likert scale as continuous, recode the binary variable with ones and zeroes, and ideally use them in a linear regression analysis. However, that leaves the ordinal education variable. My question is, would it be appropriate to include the education variable with each level dummy coded? Since an other category is included, I wouldn't want to treat it as continuous, but I'm not sure if I would need to use a type of regression other than the linear kind, or if I'm generally not on the appropriate track here...

Thank you in advance for any advice!


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