I was using the function
mediation() from the package MBESS to calculate κ2 (kappa squared) as the effect size for a single mediator model. How can I calculate κ2 for a multiple mediator model?
I'm aware of Process for SPSS and SAS, but would have to go through the process of installing either software and familiarizing myself with it, so I would prefer a solution for R. The Process FAQ states: "There are some ambitious folks translating some of the PROCESS models into R and Mplus code. You can find those online." Unfortunately I haven't yet been able to find any of that R code, or none that fits my model (with two parallel mediators), so I hope one of you can possibly help me.
Here's my model:
I didn't yet dare install MEDMOD, as I'm on a Mac.
Ha. I actually installed SPSS and Hayes' Process macro, only to find out that "κ2 [is] available only in models with a single mediator" (Hayes, 2013, p. 432). Bummer. Have to read Preacher & Kelley (2011) again to see wether κ2 only applies to single mediator models, and probably choose another effect size index.
- Hayes, A. F. (2013). Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis. New York: Guilford.
- Preacher, K. J., & Kelley, K. (2011). Effect size measures for mediarion models. Psychological Methods, 16, 93-115.