### t-values

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**Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:42 pm**In PLS why do we get positive t-values even when the path coefficient is negative?

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Posted: **Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:42 pm**

In PLS why do we get positive t-values even when the path coefficient is negative?

Posted: **Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:31 pm**

Sarjana Hengky Latan reply is more perfect.sunilsahadev wrote:In PLS why do we get positive t-values even when the path coefficient is negative?

Posted: **Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:06 pm**

Hi,

This is a bug software. Beta/standard error = T-statistic. So, beta and T-statistic must have same sign, cannot different (if P-value always positive, but T-statistic not). I already talk it two years ago, we hope in SmartPLS 3.0 already repair.

Best regards,

This is a bug software. Beta/standard error = T-statistic. So, beta and T-statistic must have same sign, cannot different (if P-value always positive, but T-statistic not). I already talk it two years ago, we hope in SmartPLS 3.0 already repair.

Best regards,

Posted: **Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:49 pm**

I also have the same problem. Positive t-value but negative path coefficient. How do I solve this issue?

Posted: **Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:45 pm**

This is not a bug. We report the absolute t-value as indicated by the "|" around the statistic. Researchers are usually only interested in the magnitude of the t-value for significance testing. The sign of the coefficient of interest gives you the sign of your effect.