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Mediation Analysis


David P. MacKinnon


Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Amanda J. Fairchild


Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Matthew S. Fritz


Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology


Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 58, January 2007

Abstract:     
Mediating variables are prominent in psychological theory and research. A mediating variable transmits the effect of an independent variable on a dependent variable. Differences between mediating variables and confounders, moderators, and covariates are outlined. Statistical methods to assess mediation and modern comprehensive approaches are described. Future directions for mediation analysis are discussed.

Keywords: intervening variable, indirect effect, third variable, mediator

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Date posted: December 21, 2007  

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MacKinnon, David P. and Fairchild, Amanda J. and Fritz, Matthew S., Mediation Analysis. Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 58, January 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1077433

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David P. MacKinnon (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
Amanda J. Fairchild
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
Matthew S. Fritz
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
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