Methods for integrating moderation and mediation: a general analytical framework using moderated path analysis.

@article{Edwards2007MethodsFI,
  title={Methods for integrating moderation and mediation: a general analytical framework using moderated path analysis.},
  author={J. Edwards and L. Lambert},
  journal={Psychological methods},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          1-22
        }
}
Studies that combine moderation and mediation are prevalent in basic and applied psychology research. Typically, these studies are framed in terms of moderated mediation or mediated moderation, both of which involve similar analytical approaches. Unfortunately, these approaches have important shortcomings that conceal the nature of the moderated and the mediated effects under investigation. This article presents a general analytical framework for combining moderation and mediation that… Expand

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