Frequently asked questions about PLS path modeling.
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Real name and title: Ekrem AYDIN

Hypothesis test

Post by ekrem » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 am

Hi PLS experts,

My researh model has two mediator, one IV and one DV
My question: when i interpret result will i look path coefficient or direct effects.
IV effects DV significantly without mediator
When I include Mediator this effects insignificant.
This means iv not effects DV. ?

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Hypothesis test

Post by jmbecker » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:50 am

For a mediation model you look at the direct and indirect effects. Together they will be the total effect (i.e., the effect without the mediator). You will find more information in the PLS SEM book ( ... s-sem-book) and on our website ( ... /mediation)
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