Testing Baron and Kenny’s Preliminary Conditions for Mediating or Moderating Variables in Structural Equation Modeling

Beth Ann Fiedler, Stephen A. Sivo
  • Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, August 2015, Scholar Publishing
  • DOI: 10.14738/assrj.28.1352

Valid methods to determine the use of mediating or moderating in analysis of predictive terms.

What is it about?

A common mistake among researchers is labeling a variable mediating or moderating without conducting appropriate tests to establish the mathematical condition. This paper discusses one statistical method determine variable status using Structural Equation Modeling.

Why is it important?

Properly establishing whether a variable is moderating or mediating helps to better define outcomes and experimental conditions.

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