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Table 4 Summary of mediation results for chronic depressive and hypomanic symptoms with self-oriented perfectionism and socially-prescribed perfectionism as mediators controlling for age, gender and opposing mood state

From: Does perfectionism in bipolar disorder pedigrees mediate associations between anxiety/stress and mood symptoms?

IV Effect of IV on DV Mediators Effect of IV on M Effect of M on DV Indirect effect
Chronic depressive symptoms
 Anxiety 0.60*** SOP 0.70*** 0.15** 0.11a
   SPP 0.50*** −0.05 −0.02
 Stress 0.62*** SOP 0.75*** 0.11** 0.12a
   SPP 0.53*** −0.02 0.01
Chronic (Hypo)manic symptoms
 Anxiety 0.91*** SOP 0.70*** −0.03 −0.02
   SPP 0.50*** 0.30** 0.15a
 Stress 1.03*** SOP 0.75*** −0.05 −0.04
   SPP 0.53*** 0.30** 0.16a
  1. IV independent variable, M mediating variable, DV dependent variable, SOP self-oriented perfectionism, SPP socially-prescribed perfectionism
  2. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001
  3. aSignificant point estimate p < 0.05