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### Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:18 pm**

by **pouria1**

Hi

How we can calculate Item Mean and SD with smartpls? would you please explain it clearly since I'm beginner with analysis specially with smartpls...

Many thanks

Posted: **Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 am**

by **Hengkov**

Hi,

Just ran bootstrapping procedure. If you ask statistic descriptive, used another program such IBM SPSS, XLSTAT or WarpPLS OK.

Regards,

Hengky

Posted: **Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:38 am**

by **pouria1**

Hengkov wrote:Hi,

Just ran bootstrapping procedure. If you ask statistic descriptive, used another program such IBM SPSS, XLSTAT or WarpPLS OK.

Regards,

Hengky

Thanks

Posted: **Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:29 pm**

by **hanifmauludin**

to calculate SD and Mean..using SPSS...with descriptive analyze

### mean derived from latent factor score

Posted: **Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:16 pm**

by **lindapannekoek**

I have been told that means and standard deviations can be calculated from the latent factor scores using Excel or SPSS. Can anyone explain to me how?

### Re: mean derived from latent factor score

Posted: **Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:31 pm**

by **nayabeyes**

SmartPLS does not provide descriptive statistics, for that use SPSS or other software.

Posted: **Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:50 pm**

by **Hengkov**

Hi,

XLSTAT-PLSPM and WarpPLS provide statistic descriptive in output result.

But using SmartPLS, after ran PLS algortihm, you save latent score and import to SPSS and ran statistic descriptive OK.

Regards,

Posted: **Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:08 am**

by **lindapannekoek**

Thanks for the feedback. I have been able to calculate these values by transferring the unstandardised latent variable scores from the SmartPLS output to SPSS, and then calculating the mean and sd based on these values in SPSS

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:27 pm**

by **Choukri**

Hi lindapannekoek,

You said "I have been able to calculate these values by transferring the unstandardised latent variable scores from the SmartPLS output to SPSS, and then calculating the mean and sd based on these values in SPSS"

Could you explain more; because I want to calculate the mean and standard deviation for latent variables, and spss just calculates the mean and standard deviation for the items.

Thank you

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:22 pm**

by **Hengkov**

Hi,

After run PLS algorithm, save latent variables score and input to SPSS (descriptive statistics).

Greetings,

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:47 pm**

by **yokemay**

Dear all,

Please explain why the values for mean and SD differ in SPSS (Reliability Analysis results) and SmartPLS 2.0 (Bootstrapping results). Please refer to the attached screenshots.

*SPSS - Mean and SD* - SPSS - Mean and SD.JPG (16.51 KiB) Viewed 14091 times

*SmartPLS Bootstrapping - Mean and SD* - BT - Mean, SD.JPG (45.32 KiB) Viewed 14091 times

Many thanks,

May

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:16 pm**

by **jmbecker**

Because you are analysing different things.

In SPSS you analyse the item mean and standard deviation.

In the SmartPLS output that you provide you analyse the bootstrapp distribution of the outer loading of your items on the latent variable (i.e., the bivariate correlation of the item and latent variable score).

These are two different analysis and hence give you different results.

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:42 am**

by **yokemay**

Oh, thanks so much for your reply. :-)

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:56 am**

by **Sadia Shaikh**

My mean scores in PLS regression and SPSS descriptive stats results are far different. In PLS financial constraints on SMEs show the least binding constraint whereas in SPPSS it shows the most binding out of seven constructs. How can I report these contradictory results? Please help urgent!

### Re: Item Mean and Item Standard Deviation (SD)

Posted: **Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am**

by **jmbecker**

Given your information it is not clear what you did on SPSS and why it should compare to PLS results. Please provide more information.