I have run a multiple regression to determine which factors predict the willingness to pay for members of another group.
The multiple regression determined that symbolic threat (fear of a cultural and traditional attack on group values by others) was the only significant predictor of how much one would pay for members of another groups. I did however, in my research find that attitudes towards the outgroup in question entirely mediates this effect. The final results are as shown:
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Attitude toward outgroup ㅅ \ / \ .633***/ \.482*** / \ / v Symbolic ------------------> Amount of Tax Willing Threat .495*** (.190 ns) To pay on outgroup.
I am however having difficulty in interpreting what this mediation means.
- Does this mediation mean that without any attitudes towards the outgroup, symbolic threat would no longer predict the amount one would pay for the other group?
- Does this mean that existing attitudes combined with symbolic threat faithfully predict the amount one will pay for the other group, while separately no prediction can be made?
Any ideas or useful references would be really helpful thank you.