moderator variable


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a variable that interacts by virtue of being antecedent or intermediate in the causal pathway.
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In our proposition we included environmental awareness as an independent rather than a moderator variable.
Correlational analysis, using Pearson correlation (r), was conducted to investigate the relationship between the Dependent Variable and the Dependent Variable, and Multiple Regression analysis was conducted to determine levels of Moderator Variable influence on the Independent Variable--Dependent Variable relationships.
In the present study two variables- social desirability level and personality dimension of participants have been used as a moderator variable to understand if the underlying influence of these variables effectively alter the influence of age groups on the different dependent variables.
Second and relatedly, it empirically derives the cut point for responsiveness, as the score on the moderator variable at which the effect of intervention transitions from significance to nonsignificance.
Table 1 Transforming Continuous Responses into Dichotomous Moderator Variable Dichotomous Moderator Variable Dichotomous Moderator Variable (Associated Questionnaire (Associated Questionnaire Response) Response) Low Level of Satisfaction High Level of Satisfaction with Leader with Leader -- Not at all -- Fairly often -- Once in a while -- Frequently, if not always -- Sometimes Source: MLQ 5x (short)
In the second step, we tested the moderated mediation model by integrating tolerance of uncertainty as a moderator variable into the model.
Directive leader behavior is frequently studied in relation with followers' job satisfaction by taking task structure as a moderator variable (Awan, 2003).
Two additional stages were then included to examine the role of personality as a moderator: the moderator variable was entered in the third step and, in the fourth and final step, the multiplied term (interaction) of the treatment and the moderator variable was entered.
Results of the study showed that servant leadership had positive and significant relationship with workplace spirituality with organizational culture as moderator variable that was also positively related to workplace spirituality.
This method has been suggested as an alternative method for assessing the effect of moderator variable in the model.
A positive [beta] parameter points to the existence of a direction relationship between the moderator (X) and the probability of obtaining a positive estimate; whereas a negative [beta] parameter exhibits a reduction in the probability of obtaining a positive estimate as the value of the moderator variable (X) increases.
It was defined a moderator variable of the model such as age range (FX_ID), to assess the effect of the variable age as an antecedent of the other causality relations.