Hello,

I am interested in the effects of gender on a set of variables. I have run a number of group mean t tests (with gender as the group variable), and have confirmed that the means for men and women across the different variables are different at statistically significant levels.

This analysis may in itself be enough to write a paper, as the variables are interesting and the differences are backed by theory. However, would it be appropriate to use the dummy variable gender as an outcome variable in a logistic regression in order to see which of the dependent variables are most predictive? My guess is that this is not possible (theoretically), since obviously gender should be understood as an independent rather than a dependent variable. I am hoping that someone might confirm this for me - or is a logistic regression on gender possible?

Thanks.

I am interested in the effects of gender on a set of variables. I have run a number of group mean t tests (with gender as the group variable), and have confirmed that the means for men and women across the different variables are different at statistically significant levels.

This analysis may in itself be enough to write a paper, as the variables are interesting and the differences are backed by theory. However, would it be appropriate to use the dummy variable gender as an outcome variable in a logistic regression in order to see which of the dependent variables are most predictive? My guess is that this is not possible (theoretically), since obviously gender should be understood as an independent rather than a dependent variable. I am hoping that someone might confirm this for me - or is a logistic regression on gender possible?

Thanks.

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