In this study, it was aimed to determine the appropriate method for Mediating analysis used in research models. In this context, the widely used traditional Baron, Kenny Mediating analysis method has been criticized by many subsequent researchers and stated that it should not be used in Mediating Analyses because it can yield incorrect results. In modern Mediation analysis approaches, it is stated that indirect effects should be investigated, rather than focusing on the Total Effect proposed in Baron Kenny Mediation analysis. In this study, the characteristics of the Baron Kenny Mediation model traditionally used were revealed. In addition, criticism, suggestions and modern approaches to the Baron Kenny method of Mediation analysis have been examined.
Mediation Analysis, Baron, Kenny, Causal Steps Approach, Full Mediation, Partial Mediation.