mediating variable

mediating variable

in statistics, a variable that transmits the indirect effects of an independent variable or variables on a dependent variable. For example, the relationship between social support and exercise adherence could be mediated by motivation: social support leads people to be more motivated which in turn leads them to adhere to an exercise programme. See also moderating variable.
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This paper explores the possibility that the labour productivity enhancing effects often ascribed to capital intensity may partly act through some mediating variable.
Hypothesis 3 (H3) = The improvement in sustainability practices, approximated by a dummy variable for participation in Bovespa' sustainability index, is believed to be positively and indirectly associated with the value variable by means of the performance mediating variable, as in Lo and Sheu (2007) and Rossi (2009).
The study also revealed that fathers play a key role in the transmission of dentist fear from mothers to their children as they act as a mediating variable.
The direct effect of the national economic culture on corporate governance practices is insignificant, while the indirect effect, through the mediating variable of the institutional environment, is significant.
Although we did not examine mediating variable in our hypothesis, we conducted the test for mediating variable to see the role of intrinsic motivation in the relationship between involvement, motive, NFC and brand evaluation.
In this case, the relationship between the independent variable career and life stress and the dependent variable career decision state is affected in the presence of the mediating variable negative career thoughts.
Similarly, when Hastings and Brown (2002) explored the role of self-efficacy as a mediating variable between behavioural problems in children with developmental difficulties, challenging behaviour and parental well-being, they found high levels of mental health difficulties in parents of children with challenging behaviour and that mother's self-efficacy mediated levels of anxiety and depression.
The independent variable should be significantly related to the proposed mediating variable
This study asserts that social norms marketing messages would have small effect on changing college students' binge drinking behavior due to the mediating variable of psychological reactance.
unmed] - 1) is a measure of the observed risk reduction; the difference between PRs unadjusted and adjusted for a mediating variable ([PR.
It can be seen from the framework figure above (Figure 1) that it consists of three main variables, namely independent variables, mediating variable and finally the dependent variable.
First, the relationship between the mediating variable and independent variable is analyzed by designating the mediating variable as the dependent variable and regressing it on the independent variable.