Table 2 Serial mediation model predicting attentional bias (N = 132).

From: Health anxiety and attentional bias toward virus-related stimuli during the COVID-19 pandemic

Path estimates Coefficient (SE) 95% CI
LL UL
a1 3.32 (.79)*** 1.74 4.89
a2 4.74 (.96)*** 2.83 2.65
d21 0.560 (.09)*** 0.36 0.75
b1 0.091 (.11) − 0.13 0.31
b2 0.450 (.08)*** 0.27 0.62
c 4.47 (1.07)*** 2.35 6.60
c’ 7.75 (1.04)*** 5.69 9.81
Indirect effects Effect (SE) 95% CI
LL UL
Total 0.231 0.015 0.325
HA → Belief of contagion → AB 0.021 − 0.024 0.073
HA → Consequences of contagion → AB 0.150 0.085 0.237
HA → Belief of contagion → Consequences of contagion → AB 0.059 0.028 0.107
  1. Coefficient, non-standardized B coefficients
  2. SE standard errors, CI bias-corrected and accelerated 95% confidence interval, LL lower limit, UL upper limit, HA health anxiety, AB attentional bias, 5,000 bootstrap samples.
  3. Significant indirect effect in bold. ***Path coefficient significant at p < .001.