This is my first research assignment and I feel overwhelmed and confused.
I have been informed by my supervisor to do a hierarchical multiple regression using SPSS. I noticed that my dependent variable (DV) is ordinal. Is a hierarchical multiple regression correct or should I perform an ordinal (logistics) regression.
Research question: What proportion of variance in health-promoting behaviour is explained by the linear combination of predictors (independent variables specified below):
The (DV) = Health-promoting behaviour (Measured by HPLP 4-point Likert scale; 52 items) Independent variables (IV) 1) Worldview: Measured by OMPI 2-point - 26 items 2) Self-efficacy: Questionnaire 4-point Likert - 13 items 3) Psychological distress: HOP-25 4 point Likert - 25 items 4) Gender 5) Study year (First year, Second year, third year) 6) Race (African, Coloured, White, Indian, Other)