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Table 3. Results of the mediation analysis.
  Mediator Dependent Variables 
Predictor  Perceived Test Validity  Admissions Test Endorsement  Test-Optional Endorsement  
Study 1    
BESD 0.73 [0.40, 1.07] 0.46 [0.26, 0.68] -0.17 [-0.31, -0.07] 
CLES 0.57 [0.23, 0.91] 0.35 [0.15, 0.58] -0.14 [-0.28, -0.04] 
Expectancy Chart 1.01 [0.68, 1.35] 0.64 [0.44, 0.87] -0.24 [-0.42, -0.11] 
R2 0.26 [-0.08, 0.59] 0.16 [-0.05, 0.37] -0.06 [-0.17, 0.01] 
Perceived Test Validity   0.63 [0.51, 0.76] -0.24 [-0.37, -0.12] 
Study 2    
BESD 0.43 [-0.06, 0.93] 0.27 [-0.04, 0.57] -0.16 [-0.37, 0.03] 
CLES 0.54 [0.04, 1.03] 0.31 [0.02, 0.64] -0.18 [-0.41, 0.00] 
Expectancy Chart 1.08 [0.56, 1.60] 0.65 [0.32, 1.00] -0.40 [-0.67, -0.15] 
R2 0.32 [-0.17, 0.82] 0.18 [-0.11, 0.50] -0.11 [-0.32, 0.07] 
Perceived Test Validity   0.61 [0.45, 0.77] -0.38 [-0.55, -0.21] 
  Mediator Dependent Variables 
Predictor  Perceived Test Validity  Admissions Test Endorsement  Test-Optional Endorsement  
Study 1    
BESD 0.73 [0.40, 1.07] 0.46 [0.26, 0.68] -0.17 [-0.31, -0.07] 
CLES 0.57 [0.23, 0.91] 0.35 [0.15, 0.58] -0.14 [-0.28, -0.04] 
Expectancy Chart 1.01 [0.68, 1.35] 0.64 [0.44, 0.87] -0.24 [-0.42, -0.11] 
R2 0.26 [-0.08, 0.59] 0.16 [-0.05, 0.37] -0.06 [-0.17, 0.01] 
Perceived Test Validity   0.63 [0.51, 0.76] -0.24 [-0.37, -0.12] 
Study 2    
BESD 0.43 [-0.06, 0.93] 0.27 [-0.04, 0.57] -0.16 [-0.37, 0.03] 
CLES 0.54 [0.04, 1.03] 0.31 [0.02, 0.64] -0.18 [-0.41, 0.00] 
Expectancy Chart 1.08 [0.56, 1.60] 0.65 [0.32, 1.00] -0.40 [-0.67, -0.15] 
R2 0.32 [-0.17, 0.82] 0.18 [-0.11, 0.50] -0.11 [-0.32, 0.07] 
Perceived Test Validity   0.61 [0.45, 0.77] -0.38 [-0.55, -0.21] 

Notes. Parameter values in italics are indirect effects and 95% confidence intervals are in brackets. Experimental condition variables are dummy coded with the correlation coefficient condition set as the reference group.

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