### Specific level of complexity of HCMs / number of predictors

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**Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am**Dear forum,

I have a question regarding the specific level of complexity that means the max. number of arrows pointed at a construct in a PLS path model where HCMs are used (see attachment).

If I look at HOC_E (because this is in my opinion the part of the model with the largest number of predictors) I would say that 10 arrows from the following predictors are pointing at it:

1.SOC_E

2. LOC1_E

3. LOC2_E

4. LOC3_E

5. LOC4_E

6. LOC5_E

7. LOC6_E

8. LOC7_E

9. LOC8_E

10. HOC_P

Or am I wrong because I have to consider all the predictors of the LOC_s (1-8) and the HOC_P, too?

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

S. Boddien

I have a question regarding the specific level of complexity that means the max. number of arrows pointed at a construct in a PLS path model where HCMs are used (see attachment).

If I look at HOC_E (because this is in my opinion the part of the model with the largest number of predictors) I would say that 10 arrows from the following predictors are pointing at it:

1.SOC_E

2. LOC1_E

3. LOC2_E

4. LOC3_E

5. LOC4_E

6. LOC5_E

7. LOC6_E

8. LOC7_E

9. LOC8_E

10. HOC_P

Or am I wrong because I have to consider all the predictors of the LOC_s (1-8) and the HOC_P, too?

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

S. Boddien