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    Hi, so I'm really stuck on which analysis to use.

    I have 1 Independent variable and 2 Dependent variables but they are all ordinal. First I thought to use a MANOVA but not all the assumptions were met as my data was all ordinal and not interval or ratio. Therefore I don't know which analysis to use to measure this or if I may have gotten something with muddled up.

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    (Original post by MarinaaM)
    Hi, so I'm really stuck on which analysis to use.

    I have 1 Independent variable and 2 Dependent variables but they are all ordinal. First I thought to use a MANOVA but not all the assumptions were met as my data was all ordinal and not interval or ratio. Therefore I don't know which analysis to use to measure this or if I may have gotten something with muddled up.

    Thank you
    It would depend on your hypotheses and the data. Don't think you've really given enough info to say....
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    My hypothesis is that individuals scoring higher on a scale of rejection sensitivity tend to have lower self-esteem and have greater anxiety and avoidance in relationships.

    Ive used the rejection sensitivity questionnaire, global self-esteem scale and the experience of close relationships- revised questionnaire.
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    (Original post by MarinaaM)
    My hypothesis is that individuals scoring higher on a scale of rejection sensitivity tend to have lower self-esteem and have greater anxiety and avoidance in relationships.

    Ive used the rejection sensitivity questionnaire, global self-esteem scale and the experience of close relationships- revised questionnaire.
    How many categories do you have for the scales? You can play it safe and just run two separate spearman rank correlations between rejection sensitivity and the two outcomes. There's no need to use a MANOVA to include both outcomes in one analysis.
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    Thank you.

    Well RS has anxiety and likelihood of acceptance and ECR-R has anxiety and avoidance.
    However I believe that self-esteem is measured on a continuous scale.
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    (Original post by MarinaaM)
    Thank you.

    Well RS has anxiety and likelihood of acceptance and ECR-R has anxiety and avoidance.
    However I believe that self-esteem is measured on a continuous scale.
    I meant how many categories are in each scale. If it has 20 categories it could still be considered ordinal but its sampling distribution would be a better approximation of the normal distribution - an ordinal scale with only 2 or 3 categories would not though.
 
 
 
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