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Table 4 Mediational anxiety analysis feature in the association between dental anxiety and facial self-contacts

From: Anxiety and facial self-contacts: possible impact on COVID-19 transmission in dental practice

IV M DV R2 p Efect of IV on M Effect of M on DV Direct effect Interdirect effect 96% CI for indirect effects Total effect
Dental anxiety Trait-anxiety Self-contacts 0.21 0.001 0.83** 0.09* 0.14** 0.12** 0.07–to 0.17 0.21**
  1. Bootstrap samples = 10,000. R2 = Coefficient of determination
  2. *Significant at the 0.05 level. **Significant at the 0.01 level