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Testing Moderator and Mediator Effects in Counseling Psychology Research

Testing Moderator and Mediator Effects in Counseling Psychology Research The goals of this article are to (a) describe differences between moderator and mediator effects; (b) provide nontechnical descriptions of how to examine each type of effect, including study design, analysis, and interpretation of results; (c) demonstrate how to analyze each type of effect; and (d) provide suggestions for further reading. The authors focus on the use of multiple regression because it is an accessible data-analytic technique contained in major statistical packages. When appropriate, they also note limitations of using regression to detect moderator and mediator effects and describe alternative procedures, particularly structural equation modeling. Finally, to illustrate areas of confusion in counseling psychology research, they review research testing moderation and mediation that was published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology during 2001. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association

Testing Moderator and Mediator Effects in Counseling Psychology Research

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0022-0167
eISSN
1939-2168
DOI
10.1037/0022-0167.51.1.115
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Abstract

The goals of this article are to (a) describe differences between moderator and mediator effects; (b) provide nontechnical descriptions of how to examine each type of effect, including study design, analysis, and interpretation of results; (c) demonstrate how to analyze each type of effect; and (d) provide suggestions for further reading. The authors focus on the use of multiple regression because it is an accessible data-analytic technique contained in major statistical packages. When appropriate, they also note limitations of using regression to detect moderator and mediator effects and describe alternative procedures, particularly structural equation modeling. Finally, to illustrate areas of confusion in counseling psychology research, they review research testing moderation and mediation that was published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology during 2001.

Journal

Journal of Counseling PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2004

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