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    Which test to use? - SPSS

    Hello everyone,

    It's my first time analyzing data and putting my results in a paper...
    My topic is in how far the educational attainment level has an effect on social wellbeing. I did some research online and I'd like to focus on these coherences:

    social wellbeing as dependent variable:
    educational level --> social wellbeing
    duration of education --> social wellbeing

    social wellbeing as dependent variable:
    educational level > net income HH > social wellbeing
    educational level > health > social wellbeing
    educational level > occupation > social wellbeing

    I especially have my problem with the latter block. It seems like for example health is a dependent variable and independent variable at the same time. How can I analyze this in SPSS? And what test to use? Do I first have to analyze the coherence between educational level & health, and afterwards check if there's also a coherence between health and social wellbeing, leading do an indirect coherence between educational level & social wellbeing?

    I'd be so glad if someone could help me!

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    Re: Which test to use? - SPSS

    In your second block of hypotheses, you seem to be talking about a mediating relationship. You could try using that as a search term to start reading up about this type of analysis.
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