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Table 2 Results of multiple serial mediation tests

From: A cross-sectional investigation of parenting style and friendship as mediators of the relation between social class and mental health in a university community

   Indirect effect Total effect Direct effect
Parenting Outcome b Bootstrapped b p b p
Style variable (SE) 95 % CIs (SE) (95 % CIs) (SE) (95 % CIs)
Authoritative Mental 0.0133 0.0065, 0.0243 0.180 .002 0.002 .971
health (0.0043) (0.059) (0.065, 0.295) (0.049) (−0.099, 0.095)
Authoritarian Mental 0.0032 0.0005, 0.0091 0.180 .002 0.003 .950
health (0.0021) (0.059) (0.065, 0.295) (0.049) (−0.094, 0.100)
Authoritative Satisfaction 0.0153 0.0041, 0.0328 0.444 < .001 0.118 .127
with life (0.0070) (0.093) (0.261, 0.627) (0.077) (−0.034, 0.270)
Authoritarian Satisfaction 0.0038 0.0004, 0.0122 0.444 < .001 0.128 .098
with life (0.0027) (0.093) (0.261, 0.627) (0.077) (−0.024, 0.280)
  1. All tests are multiple serial mediation tests in which social class predicts either mental health or well-being via parenting style (authoritative or authoritarian), general friendship and support, and social integration at university, in that order. The first two columns indicate the two variables that change between tests: parenting style (authoritative or authoritarian) and the outcome variable (mental health or well-being). The indirect effect column presents the serial multiple mediation effects. The total effect column presents the effects of social class on the outcome variables without controlling for any of the mediator variables. The direct effect column presents the effect of social class on the outcome variables when controlling for the mediator variables. All beta values are unstandardized coefficients. 95 % CIs = the upper and lower 95 % confidence intervals, SE = standard errors. The reported tests do not include gender, age, or ethnicity as covariates