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Unformatted text preview: ently, we tested the hypothesized partial mediational model allowing for effects of target-related
attributes to interact with participant. Multilevel modeling, which simultaneously accounts for variation due to participant and due to family member, was used.
The hypothesized partial mediational effect of emotional closeness
on the relationship between genetic relatedness and willingness to act
altruistically was tested as speciﬁed by Baron and Kenny (1986). First,
the unmediated model, which tests the effect of genetic relatedness on
willingness to act altruistically without controlling for emotional
closeness, was tested. Genetic relatedness was found to predict willingness to act altruistically, B 5.76,
0.69, F(1, 28) 146.02,
p .01; willingness to act altruistically increased 5.76 points on the
8-point scale as a result of a 1-unit increase in genetic relatedness (i.e.,
the difference in genetic relatedness between nonkin and identical
Next, the mediated model (see Fig. 1), which includes genetic relatedne...
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