Inquiry about Moderation Results

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Inquiry about Moderation Results

Post by cbakhan » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:50 pm

I am using SmartPLS for path analysis. In my model, the direct relationship between IGF with EO is significant (See Figure 1). When I make an interaction term and moderate ISI between IGF and EO, IGF path turns insignificant and interaction term comes out to be significant (See Figure 2). Does this mean that there is a significant interaction/ moderation of ISI? If yes, how should I interpret the path of IGF to EO which is insignificant after moderation?
Note: I am using the product indicator approach in moderation.

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Re: Inquiry about Moderation Results

Post by cringle » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am

You find a chapter on moderation in PLS-SEM and the results interpretation here: ... s-sem-book

The book usually is available in university libraries.

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Re: Inquiry about Moderation Results

Post by jmbecker » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 am

You might also want to read the following paper:
Becker, J.-M., Ringle, C. M., and Sarstedt, M. 2018. Estimating Moderating Effects in PLS-SEM and PLSc-SEM: Interaction Term Generation x Data Treatment. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling, 2(2): 1-21. ... t-al-2018/
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