Table 2 Results of regression analyses of voters’ involvement with politics, voters’ attitude towards voting and voters’ confidence of their decisions.

From: Voters’ involvement, attitude, and confidence in the era of new media

VariablesModel 1: Voters’ involvement with politicsModel 2: Voters’ attitude towards votingModel 3: Voters’ confidence of their decisions
1a1b2a2b2c2dSobel test3a3b3c3dSobel test
Control variables
Age−0.013 (−0.12)−0.025 (−0.30)0.054 (0.51)0.045 (0.50)0.063 (0.81)0.059 (0.77) 0.102 (0.94)0.099 (1,06)0.109 (1.25)0.109 (1.27) 
Gender0.003 (0.04)0.028 (0.50)−0.260 (−3.61)**−0.239 (−3.90)***−0.262 (−5.03)***−0.255 (−0.48)***−0.179 (−2.45)*−0.176 (−2.75)**−0.180 (−3.05)**−0.188 (−3.17)**  
Education−0.071 (−0.88)−0.115 (−1.92)+−0.089 (−1.13)−0.124 (1.89)+−0.041 (−0.72)−0.059 (−1.03) −0.015 (−0.20)−0.046 (−0.67)0.026 (.40)0.004 (0.07) 
Occupation0.101 (1.20)0.104 (1.66)+0.093 (1.13)0.096 (1.40)0.025 (0.42)0.037 (0.63) 0.109 (1.32)0.112 (1.57)0.051 (0.75)0.067 (1.01) 
Monthly income0.032 (0.28)0.017 (0.20)−0.011 (−1.00)−0.024 (−0.26)−0.032 (−0.41)−0.033 (−0.42) 0.020 (0.18)−0.009 (−0.09)0.002 (0.02)−0.017 (−0.18) 
Social network site usage determinants
Need to belong 0.342 (5.40)*** 0.264 (3.79)*** 0.069 (1.09)5.03*** 0.209 (2.88)** 0.060 (.84)4.79***
Perceived ease of use 0.324 (4.99)*** 0.256 (3.60)*** 0.072 (1.12)4.69** 0.332 (4.48)*** 0.191 (2.62)**4.50***
Perceived usefulness 0.153 (2.27)* 0.139 (1.89)+ 0.052 (0.82)2.24* 0.073 (0.96) 0.007 (0.10)2.22*
Voters’ involvement with politics    0.675 (13.75)***0.568 (8.59)***   0.581 (10.38)***0.435 (5.84)*** 
R20.0200.4670.0710.3600.5180.532 0.0440.3040.3740.405 
F value0.82822.147***3.139**14.174***36.538***25.339*** 1.88011.023***20.352***15.194*** 
Model estimate SE0.9780.7260.9500.7950.6860.681 0.9180.7890.7440.731 
df
Regression585869 5869 
Residual205202205202204201 205202204201 
  1. N = 211 (two-tailed test)
  2. +p < 0.1 *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 (t value in brackets)