The moderator–mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations.

We have provided the first specific compendium of analytic procedures appropriate for making the most effective use of the moderator-mediator distinction both separately and in terms of a broader causal system that includes both moderators and mediators

Reuben M. Baron; David A. Kenny

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • 1 181 dynamic role played by mediators as opposed to moderators
  • Self-monitoring as a moderator sets up a partition of people holding a given personality trait into subgroups of those more or less likely to translate their psychological dispositions into overt actions; that is, the emphasis is on who does what
  • We have provided the first specific compendium of analytic procedures appropriate for making the most effective use of the moderator-mediator distinction both separately and in terms of a broader causal system that includes both moderators and mediators

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