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Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: indicator variable and interaction term different signs but both significant |

Date |
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 19:17:36 -0400 |

At 06:24 PM 4/6/2013, Anthony Fulginiti wrote:

Hi Nahla,I would recommend waiting for others on Statalist to respond toprovide confirmation of my interpretation. However, my thoughts arethat this is suggesting that your main effect for overconfidence issuggesting that overconfident managers manipulate earnings less thanother managers (if that is the reference group) at market value0. The interaction would then suggest that the effect of theoverconfidence variable on earnings manipulation is increasinglygreater at higher market values. I look forward to hearing other replies.

Anthony On Apr 6, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Nahla Betelmal wrote: > Dear Statalist, > > I am having difficulty interpreting the results from OSL regression. I > am trying to see whether Overconfident managers manipulate earnings in > a certain context. > > The dependent variable earnings_Mgt is continuous The problem is that > the indicator variable for overconfidence (OC_D) is negative and > significant, while the interaction between the indicator variable and > market_value variable (OC_MV) is positive and significant. What does > that mean? > Does it mean that overconfident managers manipulate earnings less than > others (rational managers), but when the market value is high they > manipulate earnings more than rational managers do? > > Your help is highly appreciated, > > many thanks > > Nahla Betelmal > > > Linear regression Number of obs = 56 > F( 8, 47) = 3.60 > Prob > F = 0.0025 > R-squared = 0.3719 > Root MSE = .08355 > Robust> earnings Mgt Coef. Std.Err. t P>t [95% Conf. Interval]> size .0058268 .0092169 0.63 0.530-.0127153 .0243689> leverage .0924198 .0724032 1.28 0.208-.0532367 .2380763> MV .0046896 .0032752 1.43 0.159-.0018993 .0112784>litigation .0310148 .0267527 1.16 0.252-.0228048 .0848344> private_D -.0638102 .023056-2.77 0.008 -.110193 -.0174275>same_D -.08197 .0273465 -3.00 0.004-.136984 -.026956>OC_D -.0730767 .0288269 -2.54 0.015-.131069 -.0150844>OC_MV .0105348 .0049493 2.13 0.039 .000578 .0204916>_cons .0381444 .0615391 0.62 0.538-.0856564 .1619452> * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**st: indicator variable and interaction term different signs but both significant***From:*Nahla Betelmal <nahlaib@gmail.com>

**Re: st: indicator variable and interaction term different signs but both significant***From:*Anthony Fulginiti <fulginit@usc.edu>

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