# positive and negative beta

#### Pen

##### New Member
G'day.

I was wondering, in my multiple regression model, I added only all positive or all negatively correlated independent variables thinking that I want the overall model to say something consistent about the effects of the variables (i.e. positive or negative). I now know that this isn't right. But what is the interpretation of the model if it contains variables with positive and negative betas? -Just that all of this variables impact the dependent variable?

Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

Pen

#### Pygm

##### New Member
Positive and negative coefficients both mean there is an impact of the independent variable on the dependent variable. What usually is a concern is those coefficients close to zero.