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Table 2 Analysis of simple effects

From: Mediation and moderation analyses: exploring the complex pathways between hope and quality of life among patients with schizophrenia

Moderator variable Effect
a1 b1 a2 b2 c’ a1b1 a2b2
Gender
 Male 0.435*** − 0.138* −0.25** 0.564*** −0.25** − 0.06 − 0.141**
 Female 0.562*** −0.075 − 0.405** 0.335*** − 0.451*** − 0.042 −0.144**
Difference 0.973 0.078 0.526 0.025 4.548* 0.005 0.253
  1. Differences in simple effects were computed by subtracting the effects for women from the effects for men
  2. Tests of differences for the indirect effect were based on bias-corrected confidence intervals derived from bootstrap estimates
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001