Can SEM PLS be used with many dependent variables (DVs)?

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Can SEM PLS be used with many dependent variables (DVs)?

Post by hariskr » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:15 am

I have noticed that many papers applying SEM PLS have many more independent variables (IVs) than dependent variables (DVs). Is there any particular reason for this?

Would it be problematic to formulate a model in which I have 1 IV (a formative construct) with several DVs? Please share with me an example, preferably within business research. Thanks in advance.

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