Hi there! I'm using the PROCESS tool in SPSS to test the following mediation model:
X (Mindset) > M (Coping strategy) > Y (Quality of life)
All variables are measured on a continuous scale.
I'm Using ''Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS'' by Andy Field as my bible, and now i am trying to interpret my output. However, I found a discrepency between the way the output is presented in Field and the way it is presented in my analysis. I followed the exact same steps.
Field: In the second model, where both X and M are added to the model, the mediator is the first variable added to the model. Therefore, we can conclude whether X significantly predicts Y, even with M added to the model.
My output (see photo): in this same model, where both X and M are included, the X variable was added to the model first. Therefore, I can only conlcude whether M significantly predicts Y, with X added to the model?
This doesn't make any sense to me and I am also wondering why the X and M variable switched places in my output. I see output similar to Field's when I look at other examples of PROCESS mediation analyses.
Someone please help!
X (Mindset) > M (Coping strategy) > Y (Quality of life)
All variables are measured on a continuous scale.
I'm Using ''Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS'' by Andy Field as my bible, and now i am trying to interpret my output. However, I found a discrepency between the way the output is presented in Field and the way it is presented in my analysis. I followed the exact same steps.
Field: In the second model, where both X and M are added to the model, the mediator is the first variable added to the model. Therefore, we can conclude whether X significantly predicts Y, even with M added to the model.
My output (see photo): in this same model, where both X and M are included, the X variable was added to the model first. Therefore, I can only conlcude whether M significantly predicts Y, with X added to the model?
This doesn't make any sense to me and I am also wondering why the X and M variable switched places in my output. I see output similar to Field's when I look at other examples of PROCESS mediation analyses.
Someone please help!
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