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Table 4 Mediating roles of PsyCap and its components on the POS-depressive symptoms association

From: Positive resources for combating depressive symptoms among Chinese male correctional officers: perceived organizational support and psychological capital

  Mediators a b a*b (BCa 95% CI)
FL-COs     
(N = 953) PsyCap 0.485** −0.294** −0.143* (−0.186, −0.103)
  Self efficacy 0.358** 0.025 0.009 (−0.031, 0.042)
  Hope 0.500** −0.104* −0.052 (−0.106, 0.001)
  Resilience 0.342** −0.152** −0.052* (−0.090, −0.017)
  Optimism 0.425** −0.124** −0.053* (−0.090, −0.016)
NFL-COs     
(N = 475) PsyCap 0.423** −0.299** −0.126* (−0.186, −0.065)
  Self efficacy 0.230** −0.093 −0.021 (−0.060, 0.012)
  Hope 0.491** −0.040 −0.020 (−0.115, 0.066)
  Resilience 0.358** −0.045 −0.016 (−0.068, 0.029)
  Optimism 0.339** −0.195** −0.066* (−0.116, −0.008)
  1. PsyCap: psychological capital; POS: perceived organizational support; FL-COs: frontline correctional officers; NFL-COs: non-frontline correctional officers; BCa 95% CI: the bias-corrected and accelerated 95% confidence interval.
  2. a: associations of POS with PsyCap and its components; b: associations of PsyCap and its components with depressive symptoms after controlling for the predictor variables; a*b: the product of a and b.
  3. Age, marital status, education, and monthly income were covariates.
  4. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01.