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ERIC Number: EJ949230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
Assessing Mediation in Dyadic Data Using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model
Ledermann, Thomas; Macho, Siegfried; Kenny, David A.
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v18 n4 p595-612 2011
The assessment of mediation in dyadic data is an important issue if researchers are to test process models. Using an extended version of the actor-partner interdependence model the estimation and testing of mediation is complex, especially when dyad members are distinguishable (e.g., heterosexual couples). We show how the complexity of the model can be reduced by assuming specific dyadic patterns. Using structural equation modeling, we demonstrate how specific mediating effects and contrasts among effects can be tested by phantom models that permit point and bootstrap interval estimates. We illustrate the assessment of mediation and the strategies to simplify the model using data from heterosexual couples. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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