How to interpret Total Effects?

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ngsokiu
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How to interpret Total Effects?

Post by ngsokiu » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Dear Expert,

My model contains 6 paths, total effects showed 10 values. I understand that the max no. of paths should be 10 also.

If I compare the strength of the paths, I put the 6 paths in order of sequence, how about the other 4 paths? How to interpret them?

Thank you.

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Sara
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Re: How to interpret Total Effects?

Post by nayabeyes » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:09 pm

Hi,
The others are the indirect effects which can be calculated as the product of the two effects . for example
Direct path of AB=0.2
Indirect path AC*CB => 0.8*0.5=0.4
Total effect=AB+( AC*CB)= 0.2+0.4=0.6
MURAD ALI, Ph.D

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Post by ngsokiu » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:37 pm

Hi Ali,

Those I understand. Though my model contains 6 paths I wanted to test, there were actually 8 direct paths in the model and 2 indirect paths.

Thanks,
SK
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