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Table 2 Simple mediation models examining the hypothesized model and an alternative model in EDs without OBE (n = 439) and EDs with OBE (n = 560), using standardized variables and 99% CI:s using 10,000 bootstrap samples. All models adjusted for age and BMI

From: Self-directed behaviors differentially explain associations between emotion dysregulation and eating disorder psychopathology in patients with or without objective binge-eating

GroupPath aPath bTotal effect (c)Indirect effect (ab)99% CIDirect effect (c´)Model R2
Hypothesized direction (DERS Total - > SASB Affiliation - > EDE-Q Global)
 Non-OBE EDs−.718***−.631***.451***.453.351–.564−.002 (n.s.).414***
 OBE EDs−.654***−.479***.417***.313.221–.419.104*.304***
Alternative direction (SASB Affiliation - > DERS Total - > EDE-Q Global)
 Non-OBE EDs−.709***−.002 (n.s.)−.630***.002−.089–.095−.631***.414***
 OBE EDs−.652***.104*−.547***−.068−.152–.013−.479***.304***
  1. BMI body mass index, DERS Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, CI confidence interval, ED eating disorder; EDE-Q Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire, OBE objective binge-eating episode, SASB Structural Analysis of Social Behavior
  2. *p < .05; ***p < .001