steps to find mediating variables

step 1

examine limitations and future research directions in existing studies.

step 2

Find the Constructs/Variables Recommended by Researchers that could further enrich the understanding of variable relationships.

step 3

It's advisable not to rely solely on one study; instead, explore multiple studies to diversify your mediator pool and avoid redundancy.

step 4

To establish the viability of potential mediators, scrutinize existing literature for evidence of their influence on the dependent variable and by independent variable.

step 5

if literature on your variable is scarce, consider exploring related theories or the conceptualization of relevant variables to establish potential links.

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