Pure Moderator in Smart PLS

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Real name and title: Sailendra Nangadam

Pure Moderator in Smart PLS

Post by Sailendra »

Dear Smart-PLS experts.

Please help and may advise me how to do a statistical analysis using pure moderator in Smart-PLS as per Sharma, Durand and Gur-Arie.1981; Cohen and Cohen 1975 classic model (Y=a+b1X+b2X*Z+e), which is Z as a pure moderator variable not parts of X, but Z is direct interaction with Y.

Highly appreciated for your advice and guidance.

Kind regrads,
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Re: Pure Moderator in Smart PLS

Post by cringle »

Just include the moderator variable in your model, select the target construct, right-click and select the "Add interaction term" option.

Here, you find a chapter on moderation in PLS-SEM:
https://www.smartpls.com/documentation/ ... s-sem-book

Also take a look at this article:
http://jasemjournal.com/journal-of-appl ... t-al-2018/

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