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Table 4 Direct and Indirect Effects Comparisons SUR (n = 10,160)

From: Association between body mass index and health outcomes among adolescents: the mediating role of traditional and cyber bullying victimization

  Physical Distress Psychological Distress
  b S.E. z Sobel z (% of total effect) b S.E. z Sobel z (% of total effect)
Direct Effects
 BMI (Body Mass Index) a
  Underweight −.17 .15 −1.15   .23 .25 .93  
  Overweight .27*** .08 3.61   .38*** .13 2.99  
  Obese .56*** .09 6.56   .67*** .14 4.76  
 Bullying Victimization
  Traditional .15*** .01 18.32   .36*** .01 27.53  
  Cyber .02 .02 −1.05   −.17*** .03 −5.66  
Indirect Effects
BMI on Distress through Traditional Victimization a   5.90*** (24%)   6.13*** (36%)
  Underweight .08** .04 2.03   .15 .09 1.62  
  Overweight .07*** .02 3.72   .17*** .05 3.67  
  Obese .10*** .02 4.80   .27*** .05 5.15  
BMI on Distress through Cyber Victimization a   2.33** (5%)   2.49** (7%)
  Underweight .01 .01 .06   .01 .02 .40  
  Overweight −.01 .01 −.75   −.01 .01 −.87  
  Obese −.01 .01 −.90   −.02** .01 −1.99  
  1. Note. a. Healthy weight is the reference category
  2. **p < .05. ***p < .01