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Table 3 Standardized total, direct and indirect effect of the variables on QOL

From: Exploring the influencing factors of quality of life among the empty nesters in Shanxi, China: a structural equation model

Path Total effect Direct effect Indirect effect
Socio-economic status → behavioral lifestyle → QOL 0.288 0.288
Family relationship → behavioral lifestyle → QOL 0.115 0.115
Behavioral lifestyle → QOL 0.446 0.446