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Table 3 Direct, indirect and total effects between variables in the mediation model

From: Moderation effect of emotion regulation on the relationship between social anxiety, drinking motives and alcohol related problems among university students*

Path Direct effect Indirect effect (confidence Interval) Total effect
Social anxiety → Social avoidance .82*** .82***
Social anxiety → Concerns over physiological symptoms .69*** .69***
Social anxiety → Fear of negative evaluation .77*** .77***
Social anxiety → Coping motives −.16 .33(.05–.63) .17**
Social anxiety → Conformity motives .08 .23(−.08–.53) .31***
Social avoidance → Coping motives .05 .05
Social avoidance → Conformity motives −.05 −.05
Concerns over physiological symptoms → Coping motives .24** .24**
Concerns over physiological symptoms → Conformity motives .12 .12
Fear of negative evaluation → Coping motives .16 .16
Fear of negative evaluation → Conformity motives .24* .24*
Social anxiety → Alcohol related problems −.07 .13(.07–.20) .06
Social avoidance → Alcohol related problems .01(−.11–.11) .01
Concerns over physiological symptoms → Alcohol related problems .11(.04–.20) .11**
Fear of negative evaluation → Alcohol related problems .11(.01–.22) .11*
Coping motives → Alcohol related problems .34*** .34***
Conformity motives → Alcohol related problems .23** .23**
  1. *p < .05. **p < .01. ***p < .001