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Table 5 Standardised regression weights on paths and correlations between the latent variables

From: Methodological considerations regarding response bias effect in substance use research: is correlation between the measured variables sufficient?

Path Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Control → Opinion -0.111 -0.212 3.228 2.655
Attitude → Opinion 2.159 0.127 5.363 6.190
Deterrence → Opinion -0.366 -0.355 2.747 2.551
Social Desirability → Attitude   0.360   
Social Desirability → Deterrence   -0.445   
Social Desirability → Control   -0.459   
Social Desirability → Opinion   0.023   2.612
Social Desirability ← Control     
Social Desirability ← Deterrence     
Social Desirability ← Attitude     
Control ↔ Deterrence   0.171   0.184
Control ↔ Attitude   -0.743   -0.697
Deterrence ↔ Attitude   -0.686   -0.626.
Social Desirability ↔ Control     0.332
Social Desirability ↔ Deterrence     0.170
Social Desirability ↔ Attitude     -0.678
  1. Model 1: without SD, correlation between latent variables not allowed (Figure 1)
  2. Model 2: with SD, correlation between latent variables not allowed (Figure 2)
  3. Model 3: SD effect at the individual indicator measures (Figure 3)
  4. Model 4: SD as an independent predictor variable (Figure 4)