I am trying to get significance for each value of x (moderator) in my moderated-mediation model using
MODEL CONSTRAINT: new(ind1-ind21); loop (x,-1,1,.1); do (1,21) ind# = b1 * (a1 + a2 * x);
However the results report the same value for all the 21 indirect effect as IND1 0.047 0.024 1.997 0.046 IND2 0.047 0.024 1.997 0.046 IND3 0.047 0.024 1.997 0.046 .... ........ IND21 0.047 0.024 1.997 0.046
While I can use PLOT(ind) to get the plot, I need the significance of the indirect effect for every legitimate value of X ( similar to Johnson-Neuman technique) which I am not getting using the PLOT(ind). My apologies if I am missing something very obvious, please guide.
Dear Prof. Muthen, Yes I did use the PLOT to get the graph. However the PLOT doesn't print the values of the confidence limits (in the .out file) for the different values of the moderator. I need those to be reported in my article to show the points where the moderated-mediation is significant at 95% level. Is there a way to get those confidence limits which PLOT uses to be printed in the .out file? Thank you.
You can use the “Save plot data” option under the Plot menu to save the values plotted in the loop plot. The file will contain 4 columns of data. The first column has the x-values; the second column has the estimates; the third column has the lower confidence limit; and the fourth column has the upper confidence limit.