path coefficient

Frequently asked questions about PLS path modeling.
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Can here anyone tell me why sometimes the path coefficient is a negative number? what is the difference between positive and negative?
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The meaning is the same as a standardized regression coefficient (beta),

NEGATIVE PATH:
if the independent variable increase a unit,
the dependent variable will decrease that value (of path).

POSITIVE PATH:
if the independent variable increase a unit,
the dependent variable will increase that value (of path).

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Prof. Dr. Diogenes de Souza Bido
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