An Alternative Framework for Defining Mediation.

@article{Collins1998AnAF,
  title={An Alternative Framework for Defining Mediation.},
  author={Linda M. Collins and John J. Graham and Brian P. Flaherty},
  journal={Multivariate behavioral research},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          295-312
        }
}
The present article provides an alternative framework for evaluating mediated relationships. From this perspective. a mediated process is a chain reaction, beginning with an independent variable that affects a mediator that in turn affects an outcome. The definition of mediation offered here, presented for stage sequences, states three conditions for establishing mediation: (a) the independent variable affects the probability of the sequence no mediator to mediator to outcome; (b) the… CONTINUE READING
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