I'm no expert in statistics but I will try to explain as good as possible.
My research model consists of 4 different variables:
1. Benefits (Non material vs. material) > Independent variable
2. Perceived risk > Independent variable
3. Type of information (Low vs. High) > moderation variable
4. Willingness to share information > Dependent variable
I collected data by making use of a scenario based survey that consists of 4 scenario's:
1. Material benefits - Highly sensitive information
2. Material benefits - Low sensitive information
3. Non material benefits - Highly sensitive information
4. Non material benefits - Low sensitive information
In my data set I created two new indicators:
- Benefits: 0 = Non material and 1 = Material
- Type of information: 0 = Low sensitive information and 1 = High sensitive information
Now I have multiple questions regarding two main topics:
1. I want to know if the different types of benefits have an positive correlation with Willingness to share information to test these hypothesis:
- H2a: Material benefits have a significant positive effect on the willingness to share information
- H2b: Non material benefits have a significant positive effect on the willingness to share information
- Now I struggle to understand if this correlation + T-value counts for the Material Benefits (1) > Willingness to share information relation or the Non material benefits (0) > Willingness to share information relation ? I guess the material benefits because the factor loading to the benefit indicator is 1.0 but i'm not sure if that makes sense.
- And, if it the answer is Material benefits, how do I find out what the correlation (+ T-value) for the Non material benefits > Willingness to share relation?
2. I want to test if the type of information (high vs. low) has a moderation effect:
- H3a: The type of information has a significant moderating effect on the correlation between material benefits and willingness to share with the result that the correlation will be less positive if the type of information is Highly sensitive.
- H3b: The type of information has a significant moderating effect on the correlation between non material benefits and willingness to share with the result that the correlation will be less positive if the type of information is Highly sensitive.
- Are these values applicable for the moderation effect of Highly sensitive information (1) or Low sensitive information (0)?
- And is, if the answer is Highly sensitive information, the moderation effect tested on the relationship between Material benefits (1) > Willigness to share information or Non material benefits (0) > Willingness to share information?
- Lastly, if the answers to the question above is Highly sensitive information and Material benefits, how do I get the results for e.g. Low sensitive information and material benefits?