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Table 3 Results of regressions and sobel test for antenatal depression as a mediator for postnatal depression

From: Risk factors for antenatal depression, postnatal depression and parenting stress

Predictor Variables β without Antenatal Depression β with Antenatal Depression Sobel Test z-score
Income -.20** -.02 -4.13***
History of Abuse .22** .11 5.23***
Major Life Events .24** .06 5.66***
Antenatal Anxiety .62*** .08 8.47***
Negative Cognitive Style .41*** .01 10.35***
Self-Esteem .49*** .03 -10.28***
Social Support -.42*** -.01 -10.42***
  1. **p < .01, ***p < .001