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Table 2 Standardized total, direct and indirect effects between latent variables

From: Motivation and planning as mediators of the relation between social support and physical activity among U.S. adolescents: a nationally representative study

Path Standardized estimate Standard error
PA planning to PA   
  Total 0.17** 0.07
  Total indirect 0 0
  Direct 0.17** 0.07
Internal Motivation (IM) to PA   
  Total 0.60*** 0.06
  Total indirect 0.10** 0.04
  Direct 0.50*** 0.05
  IM – planning – PA 0.10** 0.04
Internal Motivation (IM) to PA planning   
  Total 0.55*** 0.05
  Total indirect 0 0
  Direct 0.55*** 0.05
External Motivation (EM) to PA   
  Total 0.15** 0.06
  Total indirect 0.24*** 0.05
  Direct -0.09 0.06
  EM – planning – PA 0.003 0.01
  EM – IM – PA 0.20*** 0.04
  EM – IM – planning – PA 0.04* 0.02
External Motivation (EM) to PA planning   
  Total 0.24*** 0.05
  Total indirect 0.22*** 0.04
  Direct 0.02 0.05
  EM – IM – planning 0.22*** 0.04
Peer PA to PA   
  Total 0.44*** 0.04
  Total indirect 0.23*** 0.04
  Direct 0.21*** 0.04
  Peer PA – IM – PA 0.15*** 0.03
  Peer PA – planning – PA 0.02* 0.01
  Peer PA – EM – planning – PA <0.001 0.001
  Peer PA – EM – IM – PA 0.03*** 0.01
  Peer PA – EM – IM – planning - PA 0.01* 0.003
Parental support (PS) to PA   
  Total 0.13*** 0.04
  Total indirect 0.15*** 0.03
  Direct -0.02 0.04
  PS – IM – PA 0.08*** 0.02
  PS – IM – planning – PA 0.01** 0.01
  PS – planning – PA 0.01 0.01
  PS – EM –PA -0.03 0.02
  PS – EM – planning – PA 0.001 0.003
  PS – EM – IM – PA 0.06*** 0.02
  PS – EM – IM – planning – PA 0.01 0.01
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. PA = moderate and vigorous physical activity.