Testing Mediation and Moderation Effects

  • Hubert Gatignon


In this chapter we present the methods for modeling and testing the relationships among variables that are characterized by mediation or moderation effects. As is illustrated throughout the chapter, the social sciences abound with theories that require the modeling and testing of such effects. We first describe the distinction between mediation and moderation and define the concept of moderated mediation as well as mediated moderation. We then discuss how such relationships can be estimated and the methods that are typically employed to test hypotheses corresponding to such effects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert Gatignon
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleau CedexFrance

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