Hi, I have a question regarding a two-level HLM model, and I am not sure if my designation of the level 1 and level 2 predictors is methodologically sound.

My data consisted of (1) teachers’ perceptions of different components of school leadership (i.e., the leadership practices of their principals), (2) teachers’ perceptions of different components of their own practices and (3) teachers’ perceptions of their own competencies. The data was collected from the same sample of teachers. Therefore, demographic-wise, only teachers are sampled.

My intention is to find out which of the school leadership components and teacher practice components predict teachers’ competencies.

Is it okay if my HLM model is as follows:

- Outcome variable: Teachers’ perceptions of their own competencies
- Level 1 predictors: Teachers’ perceptions of different components of their own practices
- Level 2 predictors: Teachers’ perceptions of different components of school leadership (aggregated by school; across schools)

Basically, what I am doing is using only teachers’ perceptions but on three different areas. Is it okay?

Thank you.