The 1 to 5 or 1 to 7 scales that are often used in questionnaires are ordered categorical variables. For example questions in surveys similar to the following are very common:
|Strongly Disagree||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Strongly Agree|
When there are only two categories, ordinal logistic regression is the same as “standard” logistic regression where the dependent Y variable takes on only the values of 0 or 1.
Where there are more than two categories, standard logistic regression does not work and you need to fit the regression equation using methods specifically designed for on ordinal dependent Y variable. Look for methods called “ordered logistic regression” or “ordinal logistic regression” in the software that you are using.