TABLE 3

Summary of Mediation Results

IVMVDVEffect of IV on MV (a)Effect of MV on DV (b)Direct Effect (c′)Indirect Effect (a * b)Total Effects (c)
Age 10 WISC-III-R Mazes (planning)Age 12 ChEAT binge eatingAge 10–16 BMI change–0.0073 (SE = 0.0063)0.1046** (SE = 0.0341)−0.0209* (SE = 0.0090)–0.0008 (SE = 0.0008)−0.0217* (SE = 0.0090)
Age 14 ChEAT binge eating–0.0036 (SE = 0.0066)0.0150 (SE = 0.0326)0.0001 (SE = 0.0003)
Age 10 CSI-4 ImpulsivityAge 12 ChEAT binge eatingAge 10–16 BMI change0.0065** (SE = 0.0024)0.1019** (SE = 0.0341)0.0130*** (SE = 0.0035)0.0007a (SE = 0.0004)0.0137*** (SE = 0.0035)
Age 14 ChEAT binge eating0.0060* (SE = 0.0026)0.0176 (SE = 0.0323)0.0001 (SE = 0.0002)
  • —, value refers to the entire row for the corresponding IV and DV, rather than the individual MVs; a, b, c' and c indicate the pathways corresponding to the preceding labels; DV, dependent variable; IV, independent variable; MV, mediating variable. * P < .05; ** P < .01; *** P < .001.

  • a Significance levels are determined by 95% CIs not containing zero.