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Table 3 Standardized direct, indirect, and total effects for hypothetical model (N = 768)

From: Coping strategies mediate the association between stigma and fertility quality of life in infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer

Path Direct effect 1 Direct effect 2 Indirect effect Total effect SMC (R2)
Stigma → Active-avoidance → FertiQoL 0.61*** − 0.26*** − 0.16*** − 0.69*** 0.374
Stigma → Active-confronting → FertiQoL 0.42*** − 0.14*** − 0.06*** − 0.59*** 0.179
Stigma → Passive avoidance → FertiQoL 0.40*** − 0.14*** − 0.06*** − 0.59*** 0.160
Stigma → Meaning-based → FertiQoL 0.18*** 0.13*** 0.02*** − 0.51*** 0.031
Stigma → FertiQoL − 0.53*** − 0.26*** − 0.79***  0.694
  1. ***p < 0.001