SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE

a variable used to suppress that apparent relationship between 2 other variables. See third variable problem.

SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE: "A suppressor variable will reduce the relationship of 2 other variables."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/suppressor-variable/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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