Hello friends of statistics and SPSS
first of all I want to apologize for my bad english skills!
I have to make study and to calculate a moderated mediation (PROCESS).
IV-1: social status of person (low/high)
IV-2: public vs. private shown behavior of the person,
Mediator: attribution about the motives of the person,
DV: assessment his behavior
I have to examine the relation between two independed variables, the mediator and the depended variable.
My experimantal subjects have to judge about the behavior of a person, who has a different social status (high/low) and different behavior type (behavior shown in public or in private) and the overall assessment of the behavior (good/bad).
I have written 4 scenarios (i.e., low status/private, low status/public, high status/private, high status/public). SPSS shows me four manifestations (i.e., 1 = low status/private, 2 = low status/public, 3 = high status/private ...)
My question: I have no clue how to calculate and to build the variables and the moderator variable.
Do I have to create two variables? Like:
Variable "status": 1 = (low status/private) and (low status/public) ... 2 = (high status/private) and (high status/public)
Variable "public": 1 = (low status/private) and (high status/private) ... 2 = (low status/public) and (high status/public)
Afterwards build the moderator: status x public ???
Thanks for helping