f2 bigger than 1

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f2 bigger than 1

Post by suzand » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:53 am

Hi every body,

in the report of Smart PLS, the f squar effect size of some variable are more than 1, is it ok? or it sould be between 0 till 1.
how can I interpret it?

please help me.

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Re: f2 bigger than 1

Post by jmbecker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:46 am

The f² can be larger than one. If you use the search function you will find quite some discussions on this that also explain why. For example,

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1902&p=30934&hilit= ... ize#p30934
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19015&p=30470&hili ... ize#p30470
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