Hello,

I am running a multiple linear OLS regression on a DV with the following frequency distribution. The DV is the mean of 5 Likert-scale items (thus, pseudo-metric as common in social sciences).

I know that the DV does not have to be normally distributed in multiple linear OLS regression but that the residuals should be normally distributed. I checked for the normality of residuals and everything seems fine from this perspective (PP and QQ plot looks fine, Shapiro-Wilk Test for the standardized residual is not significant).

I would like to run a multiple linear OLS regression with this DV and would like to know whether you think this is justifiable? I do not want to run an ordinal regression for various reasons.

I am running a multiple linear OLS regression on a DV with the following frequency distribution. The DV is the mean of 5 Likert-scale items (thus, pseudo-metric as common in social sciences).

I know that the DV does not have to be normally distributed in multiple linear OLS regression but that the residuals should be normally distributed. I checked for the normality of residuals and everything seems fine from this perspective (PP and QQ plot looks fine, Shapiro-Wilk Test for the standardized residual is not significant).

I would like to run a multiple linear OLS regression with this DV and would like to know whether you think this is justifiable? I do not want to run an ordinal regression for various reasons.

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