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Table 3 Indirect and direct effects of explanatory variables on response variables (N = 300)

From: Paediatric nurses’ general self-efficacy, perceived organizational support and perceived professional benefits from Class A tertiary hospitals in Jilin province of China: the mediating effect of nursing practice environment

Structural Path Non-standardized Coefficients Standard Coefficients P 95% CI
Direct effects
 POS → NPE 0.677 0.430 0.000 0.497 to 0.857
 POS → NPPB 0.640 0.491 0.000 0.514 to 0.765
 NPE → NPPB 0.257 0.310 0.000 0.177 to 0.366
 GSE → NPE 0.430 0.209 0.000 0.195 to 0.665
Indirect effects
 POS → NPPB 0.174 0.133 0.000
 GSE → NPPB 0.111 0.065 0.000
  1. POS Perceived organizational support, GSE General self-efficacy, NPE Nursing practice environment, NPPB Nurse’s perceived professional benefits. Arrow direction(→) represents the effects of the explanatory variables on the response variables. Indirect effects:0.174(POS→NPPB) = 0.677 × 0.257; Indirect effects 0.111(GSE→NPPB) = 0.430 × 0.257