i want to run a regression analysis for some data I have. The dependent variable is a proportion, and the independent variables are all continuous.

At first I used linear regression, but then i though perhaps this is not right, as it would result in predictions of over 1 for my dependent variable in some cases which is non-sensical.

Is it ok to use linear regression in this case, or is there a different type of multivariate regression analysis to be used for proportion/percentage data?

Sorry if this is a stupid question - it has been a while since I did any regression analysis and i haven't been able to find a definitive answer in any of my text books or online.

Thanks,

Nicola