Regression with summated scale help

#1
Hi all,
I am having struggles with computing a (hierarchical) regression analysis for my data, and i have a feeling this is due to my variables. I have a feeling the problem is with my dependent variable - as it is basically a sum of the three categories per respondent. Is there any way that i can still use the information from this dependent variable in any way for a regression? For me the total score (as computed in the dependent variable) should reflect the ultimate answer to whether a company is a first choice employer.

Here is the list of variables
  • Dependent variable "First choice employer"
    Per respondent, all three above mentioned categories added together
  • Independent variable 1 Content:
    a summated scale of 10 items, with answers varying from 1-5 (strongly disagree - strongly agree)
  • Independent variable 2 Culture
    a summated scale of 10 items, with answers varying from 1-5 (strongly disagree - strongly agree)
    Independent variable 3 Salary
  • a summated scale of 10 items, with answers varying from 1-5 (strongly disagree - strongly agree)

I gladly appreciate your helP!
 

CB

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#2
:welcome:

Interesting. Running a regression where the DV is just a linear combination of the IVs doesn't really make sense, so I think we need to figure out how you got to this point. What is the actual goal of your research study?