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Our little group at uni is investigating if there is a relationship between 3 measures of social well-being (social anxiety, social connectedness and self esteem) and usage time (on-screen time in hours) on several social media platforms. Would you recommend that we use correlation or regression in this case?

Thanks in advance :)

Hi! Thanks for the feedback. All variables are numerical - that is usage time and social well-being measures (questionnaire scores). I guess this means we can build a regression model then? Which one should be the IV and which would be the DV? If we have usage time for multiple social media platforms (9 platforms) and 3 measures for social well-being, will this be multiple regression? – Cafka – 2018-09-14T09:25:19.573

Linear model would be my choice. (FYI Linear models work with both categorical and numerical independent variables and a numerical dependent variable) – user2974951 – 2018-09-14T09:28:23.260

`usage time`

is you DV, the other 3 are your IV's, this is multiple regression. In R`lm(usage~v1+v2+v3)`

– user2974951 – 2018-09-14T09:47:26.023