Title: Mediation using CB-SEM: a practical guideline

Authors: Md. Mizanur Rahman; Noor Azman Ali; Amer Hamzah Jantan; Adedeji Babatunji Samuel; Md. Saidur Rahaman

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh ' Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia ' Department of Business Administration, Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Abstract: This research paper has tried to attend to the thought-provoking issues about mediation analysis (MA) using covariance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM) with setting an example that is work family balance (WFB) may mediate (full, partial or no) the relationship between work-family conflict (W to FC and F to WC) and job satisfaction (JS). Notably, the emphasis is on four critical burning aspects regarding current literature on MA with the necessary commands and interpretations. Based on informed decisions, updating of knowledge from the present citations included will provide benefits of carrying out a proper study by researchers. Consciousness concerning the challenges and uses of the CB-SEM as an analytical tool for MA in the social and behavioural sciences and its significance at later time is for better appreciation of the technique. Besides the rationalisation as a method for analysing research data, the study introduced practical examples to enhance the application of the method further.

Keywords: CB-SEM; mediation; social science; work-family conflict; work family balance; WFB.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2021.117621

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2021 Vol.18 No.2, pp.195 - 206

Received: 22 May 2020
Accepted: 22 May 2020

Published online: 09 Sep 2021 *

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