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Table 3 Hypotheses verification (direct relationship)

From: Management practices and performance of mergers and acquisitions in Pakistan: mediating role of psychological contract

Structural path Path coefficient (t-value) Effect size (f2) Confidence Interval (95 %) (p value) 0.05 % Results
CA → FP 0.188 (3.244) 0.034 (0.087–0.278) 0.001 Supported (H1-a)
CP → FP 0.061 (1.676) 0.007 (0.004–0.120) 0.094 Not Supported (H2-a)
CS → FP 0.120 (3.639) 0.028 (0.067–0.173) 0.000 Supported (H3-a)
IS → FP 0.063 (1.133) 0.004 (−0.033–0.153) 0.256 Not Supported (H4-a)
PJ → FP 0.200 (3.669) 0.043 (0.105–0.287) 0.000 Supported (H5-a)
CA → NFP 0.178 (2.865) 0.025 (0.067–0.269) 0.004 Supported (H1-b)
CP → NFP 0.083 (2.003) 0.011 (0.003–0.150) 0.045 Supported (H2-b)
CS → NFP 0.188 (5.015) 0.056 (0.128–0.251) 0.000 Supported (H3-b)
IS → NFP 0.075 (1.265) 0.004 (−0.013–0.177) 0.206 Not Supported (H4-b)
PJ → NFP 0.206 (3.837) 0.038 (0.115–0.290) 0.000 Supported (H5-b)
CA → PC 0.169 (3.181) 0.029 (0.089–0.265) 0.001  
CP → PC 0.109 (3.173) 0.023 (0.054–0.168) 0.002  
CS → PC 0.080 (2.230) 0.013 (0.022–0.139) 0.026  
IS → PC 0.191 (3.826) 0.036 (0.102–0.266) 0.000  
PJ → PC 0.430 (8.939) 0.261 (0.352–0.511) 0.000  
PC → FP 0.344 (5.486) 0.115 (0.249–0.458) 0.000  
PC → NFP 0.227 (4.027) 0.041 (0.142–0.329) 0.000