Contemporary applications of moderation analysis in counseling psychology.

Moderation analyses represent a statistical technique that can be particularly useful for counseling psychology researchers. This technique allows researchers to assess whether a given relationship depends on a third, moderating variable. The present article provides a brief overview of moderation, followed by 3 broad areas relevant for research: designing a study, analyzing the data, and interpreting results. Particular focus is applied to the topic of latent variable moderation, including an applied example with real data. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)