Comparing the strength of relationships

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Comparing the strength of relationships

Post by ngn999 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:45 am

Hello everyone,

I have a model in which 2 IVs (A and B) ---> DV (C), running SmartPLS. A, B, and C are reflective constructs measured by 7-point Likert items. It is hypothesised that the positive effect of A->C is stronger than the positive effect of B->C. Is it enough if I use path coefficients and effect sizes to compare the effects of A and B on C and then support this hypothesis or I need other analyses?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Comparing the strength of relationships

Post by jmbecker » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Of course a descriptive analysis of the path coefficients provides a first indication, but it would be better to really test if they are different.

Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Schuberth, F., & Gelhard, C. (2018). Assessing statistical differences between parameters estimates in Partial Least Squares path modeling. Quality & quantity, 52(1), 57-69.
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