Mediation Analysis in Social Psychology: Current Practices and New Recommendations

  title={Mediation Analysis in Social Psychology: Current Practices and New Recommendations},
  author={D. Rucker and K. Preacher and Zakary L. Tormala and R. Petty},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
  • D. Rucker, K. Preacher, +1 author R. Petty
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass
  • A key aim of social psychology is to understand the psychological processes through which independent variables affect dependent variables in the social domain. This objective has given rise to statistical methods for mediation analysis. In mediation analysis, the significance of the relationship between the independent and dependent variables has been integral in theory testing, being used as a basis to determine (1) whether to proceed with analyses of mediation and (2) whether one or several… CONTINUE READING
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