Indirect effect for each path of the mediation

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Caro
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Indirect effect for each path of the mediation

Post by Caro » Thu May 11, 2017 4:24 pm

Hi!

In SmartPLS 3 - is it possible to see each indirect effect for each path (path a and path b) when analysing a mediation? The path coefficients = the direct (unmeadiated) effect. Is then the coefficient one can find under 'indirect effects' the overall 'indirect effect' of that mediation?

Thank you for your help in advance.
Caro

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Re: Indirect effect for each path of the mediation

Post by cringle » Mon May 15, 2017 6:31 am

The indirect effect includes all indirect relationships. You can call it overall indirect effect. If you like to know only a fraction of the indirect effect via a (single) specific variable, you need to multiply the relevant path coefficients to obtain that indirect effect.

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Christian

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