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Table 2 Indirect effects of epistemological beliefs, reflective thinking, competence/performance, interest, external recognition, and holistic impression on science identity

From: The relationship between epistemological beliefs, reflective thinking, and science identity: a structural equation modeling analysis

Paths β SE Bootstrap 95% CI
Lower Upper
EB → RT → Com/Per 0.274 0.055 0.182 0.394
EB → RT → INT 0.064 0.026 0.022 0.124
EB → Com/Per → INT 0.113 0.039 0.035 0.189
EB → Com/Per → ER 0.174 0.062 0.051 0.294
EB → RT → Com/Per → INT 0.130 0.029 0.082 0.202
EB → RT → Com/Per → ER 0.200 0.041 0.131 0.292
EB → INT → HISI 0.056 0.027 0.012 0.119
EB → Com/Per → HISI 0.048 0.023 0.015 0.110
EB → Com/Per → INT → HISI 0.015 0.009 0.003 0.039
EB → Com/Per → ER → HISI 0.138 0.05 0.042 0.235
EB → RT → Com/Per → HISI 0.055 0.021 0.023 0.107
EB → RT → INT → HISI 0.009 0.005 0.002 0.022
EB → RT → Com/Per → INT → HISI 0.018 0.009 0.004 0.039
EB → RT → Com/Per → ER → HISI 0.158 0.033 0.103 0.236
  1. EB epistemological beliefs, RT reflective thinking, Com/Per competence/performance, INT interest, ER external recognition, HISI holistic impression on science identity. If the 95% bootstrap confidence interval (Boot LLCIBoot ULCI) does not overlap with zero, the effect is significant