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Table 4 Results of mediation analyses

From: The impact of workplace violence on job satisfaction, job burnout, and turnover intention: the mediating role of social support

Paths a b c’ a*b 95% CI of a*b c SE R2
WPV→ SS → JS − 0.2295** 0.4959** − 0.8478* − 0.1138* (− 0.2079, − 0.0429) −0.9616* 0.1167 0.0755
WPV → SS → JB − 0.1918* −0.0949** 0.2527** 0.0182* (0.0041, 0.0362) 0.2709** 0.0304 0.1039
WPV → SS → TI −0.2422** −0.0960** 0.3092** 0.0233* (0.0078, 0.0416) 0.3325** 0.0386 0.0811
  1. N = 1257; First path was controlled for age, marital status, professional title, employment form, department, years of experience, and daily working hours; second path was controlled for age, level of education, marital status, department, and daily working hours; third path was controlled for age, level of education, professional title, department, years of experience, and daily working hours; the displayed effects are standardized; WPV, workplace violence; JS, job satisfaction; JB, job burnout; TI, turnover intention; SS, social support; *statistical significance level of p < 0.05, **statistical significance level of p < 0.01, the indirect effect is significant (*) when the 95% CI does not include 0; SE, bootstrap regression standard error; R2, variance accounted for; c’, direct effect; a*b, indirect effect; c, total effect