T-statistic difference in Path Coefficient and Outer Loading

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rizka.khairunnisa
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T-statistic difference in Path Coefficient and Outer Loading

Post by rizka.khairunnisa » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 am

If we do bootstrapping, we can see T-statistic value in Path Coefficient and in Outer Loading tab. What are the differences between them?
Based on literatures I read, T-statistic value in Path Coefficient describes whether the the hypothesis is rejected or accepted. Then, what are described by the T-statistic value in Outer Loading?

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Re: T-statistic difference in Path Coefficient and Outer Loading

Post by cringle » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:24 pm

Exactly what you say: the t value of the outer loading (which usually are very high). But you should rather use the 95% bias-corrected and accelerated (BCa) bootstrap confidence intervals for significance resting (and report those results).

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