I am conducting a study on the relationship between rural/urban living, intentions and barriers to help seeking in adult males. I was planning to conduct a correlation and then pending that result, a MANOVA (no correlation) or a MANCOVA (should there be a correlation present).
I have used the theory of planned behaviour questionnaire (4 scores) and the barriers to help seeking scale (1 score) as my DV and the location as my IV (rural or urban).
When conducting normality testing, the skewness and kurtosis scores for all 5 DV's are within range +/- 1.96, however, my K-S and S-W results are in the majority p<.05.
Should I go on and do non-parametric MANOVA/MANCOVA (some variables correlate with others so I have to get my head around what to do about that, but that's a question for another day), if so, does anyone have any advice? I haven't come across data that fits skewness/kurtosis but not K-W/S-W before.