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Table 3 Direct and indirect effects of meaning in life on death anxiety

From: Relationship between meaning in life and death anxiety in the elderly: self-esteem as a mediator

Model pathwaysEstimated effectLower bondsUp bonds
Direct effect
 Search for meaning →Self-esteem.13.06.29
 Presence for meaning → Self-esteem.46.27.66
 Presence for meaning → Death anxiety−.20−.34−.11
 Self-esteem→ Death anxiety−.44−.57−.28
Indirect effect
 Search for meaning →Self-esteem→ Death anxiety−.06−.13−.03
 Presence for meaning →Self-esteem→ Death anxiety−.20−.35−.10