intervening variable


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intervening variable

n
1. (Mathematics) psychol a hypothetical variable postulated to account for the way in which a set of independent variables control a set of dependent variables
2. (Psychology) psychol a hypothetical variable postulated to account for the way in which a set of independent variables control a set of dependent variables
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Table 3 shows the multiple regression analysis on the test of interaction effect of the intervening variable to intestinal parasitic infection.
Emerging tensions have caused China "to rethink the correlation between intentions and outcomes, when aiming for South-South cooperation, to take account of the intervening variable of intensifying competition" and to "account for the international competitiveness pressures" in the South-South narrative.
in their researches, Kay, J and Vamplew 2002 concluded that Internet sources have an indirect influence on performance through the intervening variable of customer focus [8].
In this respect, the region has become an idiom, an intervening variable, and an enabling environment for the confrontation with the complexity of post-Cold War international life.
The strategic indicators measure activities that are external to research itself, but that act as an intervening variable.
The purpose of this paper is, in a sample of public-sector human resource practitioners (HRPs), to examine a model proposing self-efficacy to be an intervening variable between ethical climate and HRP behaviour.
We think that empathy is the intervening variable," Jean Decety, the Irving B.
It is not clear whether top management communication and employee involvement directly affect organizational commitment or affect it indirectly through an intervening variable or variables.
Although it may seem strange to the reader that such markedly different strategies as "battlefleet warfare" and "carrier warfare" are addressed alongside "suicide terrorism" as military innovations, the choice of cases provides a rich mix along these two intervening variable axes.
This research investigated that do management styles have any significant effect over employee performance with HR being an intervening variable a trend setter or culture molder in the organization and judging its impact over employee performance of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) limited which is an organization with diversified backgrounds and cultures of working people having different norms and values.
However, belief in a just world may be an intervening variable and mechanism to prevent this spiraling cycle, thus delaying adverse health effects, and resulting in a much better state of well-being for the individual.
The Baron and Kenny (1986) causal steps procedure is the most commonly used method for testing mediation in psychological research studies (MacKinnon, Lockwood, Hoffman, West, & Sheets, 2002), and was an appropriate method for establishing the statistical significance of spectators' psychological involvement as the proposed intervening variable.