A general multilevel SEM framework for assessing multilevel mediation.

  title={A general multilevel SEM framework for assessing multilevel mediation.},
  author={K. Preacher and M. Zyphur and Z. Zhang},
  journal={Psychological methods},
  volume={15 3},
  • K. Preacher, M. Zyphur, Z. Zhang
  • Published 2010
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Psychological methods
  • Several methods for testing mediation hypotheses with 2-level nested data have been proposed by researchers using a multilevel modeling (MLM) paradigm. However, these MLM approaches do not accommodate mediation pathways with Level-2 outcomes and may produce conflated estimates of between- and within-level components of indirect effects. Moreover, these methods have each appeared in isolation, so a unified framework that integrates the existing methods, as well as new multilevel mediation models… CONTINUE READING
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