I have a verry easy question, however, it means a great deal to me if you could help me answer it as it is important for graduating on my master thesis.
the siutation i have is the followings:
direct effect: β = .21, p < .01 = significant
indirect effect 1: β .01, CI= -.03 to .08 = Not significant
indirect effect 2: β = -.19, CI= -.28 to .-11 = significant
What do I include in calculating the total effect?
Formula is ofcource: total effect = direct effect + indirect effects
Must I also include the insignificant indirect effect 1 in this calculation?
Such that total effect becomes: (.21 + .01 +- .19) = 0.03
OR should i not include the insignificant indirect effect 1.
Such that the total effect becomes: (.21 +- .19) = 0.02
Thank you so, so much!!