## How to solve this model step by step follow Baron and Kenny in Smart PLS?

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### How to solve this model step by step follow Baron and Kenny in Smart PLS?

First, mediating effect of M1 between A, B, C, D, E , F, G and DV is tested through the following steps:
Step 1: examine the impact of A, B, C, D, E , F, G to DV
Step 2: examine the impact of A, B, C, D, E , F, G to M1
Step 3: examine the impact of the independent variables (A, B, C, D, E , F, G) and the mediating variable (M1) to the dependent variable (DV)
Second, mediating effect of M2 between A, B, C, D, E , F, G and DV is tested through the following steps:
Step 1: examine the impact of A, B, C, D, E , F, G to DV
Step 2: examine the impact of A, B, C, D, E , F, G to M2
Step 3: examine the impact of the independent variables (A, B, C, D, E , F, G) and the mediating variable (M2) to the dependent variable (DV)
Finally, author test the mediation effect of both m1 and m2 in the relationship between (A, B, C, D, E , F, G and the DV
Step 1: examine the impact of the (A, B, C, D, E , F, G) to the dependent variable DV
Step 2: examine the impact of the (A, B, C, D, E , F, G) to the the mediating variables (M1 and M2).
Step 3: examine the impact of the mediating variables (M1 AND M2) and the independent variables (A, B, C, D, E , F, G) affects the dependent variable (DV)
Are all the steps above correct? Or do I have to adjust any steps?
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### Re: How to solve this model step by step follow Baron and Kenny in Smart PLS?

Please read the information on mediation here https://www.smartpls.com/documentation/ ... /mediation
and especially the literature on this issue, e.g.,
Cepeda, G., Nitzl, C., and Roldán, J. L. (2017). Mediation Analyses in Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling: Guidelines and Empirical Examples., in Partial Least Squares Path Modeling: Basic Concepts, Methodological Issues and Applications, H. Latan and R. Noonan (eds.), Springer: Cham, pp. 173-195.
Hair, J. F., Hult, G. T. M., Ringle, C. M., and Sarstedt, M. (2017). A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), 2nd Ed., Sage: Thousand Oaks.
Dr. Jan-Michael Becker, University of Cologne, SmartPLS Developer
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Michael_Becker