The direct effect of WE is 0.758; while the indirect effect is -.19; that leads to total effect of .46.....I need to know as inconsistent mediation means opposite signs between direct and indirect effect but both effects do not cancel out. So, can i say there exist no suppression.


Mediation is not a dichotomy - that is, it isn't "present" or "not present". Rather, it is a continuum from "none at all" to "a lot".

In your case, there is considerable mediation. The mediation reduces the effect by more than 1/4.

  • $\begingroup$ Do i report that mediation reduces the effect? what about research support there is paucity of this phenomenon $\endgroup$ – imran khan Oct 22 '15 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you can report that mediation reduces the effect. I don't know anything about the research in the area. $\endgroup$ – Peter Flom Oct 23 '15 at 11:06

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