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Table 2 Significant indirect effects and tests of mediation in the structural model

From: Body image change and improved eating self-regulation in a weight management intervention in women

  Relationship   Indirect effect a
(ab path)
Total effect
(C path)
Direct effect b
(C' path)
Effect ratio
From To Intervening variable     
Treatment Eating self-regulation Investment BI .28*** .41*** .13 .68
Treatment Eating self-regulation Evaluative BI .09** .41*** .32*** .22
Treatment Flexible Restraint Investment BI .21*** .30*** .08 .70
Treatment Eating self-efficacy Investment BI .27*** .39*** .13 .69
Treatment Eating self-efficacy Evaluative BI .10** .40*** .30*** .25
Treatment Disinhibition Investment BI .26*** .33*** .06 .79
Treatment Perceived hunger Investment BI .19*** .30*** .10 .63
  1. Note. N = 170. BI: Body Image. All values represent the bootstrapped PLS estimates. a Whenever there is more than one intervening variable for each IV->DV path, the total indirect effect results from the sum of the indirect effect through each intervening variable. b Direct effect controlling for the mediator. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.