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Re: Re: st: binary mediation command


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Re: st: binary mediation command
Date   Tue, 5 Jul 2011 18:45:46 +0200

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Pina Valle <gv08d@fsu.edu> wrote:
> However, proportion of total effect mediation is -.084. Would we still report 8.5% or does the negative mean something else?

The sign is as always very important. It means that your direct and
indirect effects have opposite signs, which makes it hard to think of
this in terms of variance explained. So I would find an interpretation
in terms of direct and indirect effects.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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