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Need a hand? All the help you want just a few clicks away. Partial Least Squares Path Modeling PLS-PM is a statistical approach for modeling complex multivariable relationships structural equation models among observed and latent variables.

Since a few years, this approach has been enjoying increasing popularity in several sciences Esposito Vinzi et al. Structural Equation Models include a number of statistical methodologies allowing the estimation of a causal theoretical network of relationships linking latent complex concepts, each measured by means of a number of observable indicators.

The first presentation of the finalized PLS approach to path models with latent variables has been published by Wold in and then the main references on the PLS algorithm are Wold and From the standpoint of structural equation modeling, PLS-PM is a component-based approach where the concept of causality is formulated in terms of linear conditional expectation.

PLS-PM seeks for optimal linear predictive relationships rather than for causal mechanisms thus privileging a prediction-relevance oriented discovery process to the statistical testing of causal hypotheses.

Furthermore, PLS Path Modeling can be used for analyzing multiple tables and it is directly related to more classical data analysis methods used in this field. This approach clearly shows how the "data-driven" tradition of multiple table analysis can be somehow merged in the "theory-driven" tradition of structural equation modeling so as to allow running the analysis of multi-block data in light of current knowledge on conceptual relationships between tables.

In this tutorial we guide you step by step to show you how to create a project, define a model, estimate the parameters and analyze the results. This tutorial is based on the following paper: [Tenenhaus M. PLS Path Modeling. The application is based on real life data, where customers of mobile phone operators have been asked several questions in order be able to model their loyalty.

In the ECSI model, the latent variables concepts that cannot be directly measured are interrelated as displayed below. Each latent variable is related to one or more manifest variables that are measured. In this application case, the manifest variables questions are on a scale. For example, for the Image latent variable the five manifest variables are:. This is due to the fact that the representation depends on your screen settings. To improve the display, click the "Optimize the display" button see below.

In order to simplify the application of a simple model, two displays are available. Then, we copied the data that were available in an Excel file, and pasted them into the D1 sheet of the Project.

Once this is done, you are ready to start creating the model. The toolbar is displayed on the upper left corner of that sheet. You can find details on the function of each button in the help. To create several latent variables in a row, double click on the circle button so that it stays pressed while you add variables:.

You can then add the arrows that indicate how the latent variables are related. To add an arrow, click on the latent variable from which it should start, then press Ctrl and click on the latent variable where the arrow should end. Once all the arrows have been added, you can define the manifest variables that relate to each latent variable this can also be done after adding the latent variables.

To add manifest variables to a latent variable, select the latent variable and click on the MV button in the toolbar:. This activates the D1 sheet and displays a dialog box where you give a proper name to the latent variable, select the manifest variables on D1 and define a few settings.

The mode has to be defined. In Mode A reflective mode the latent variable is responsible for what is measured for the manifest variables, and in Mode B formative mode , the manifest variables construct the latent variable.

For example, this is how the dialog box looked liked once filled in for the latent variable Expectation:. Once the manifest variables have been defined for each latent variable and latent variables are linked, you can start computing the model.

To run the model, click the play button. This displays the Run dialog box, where many options are available.

For this tutorial the following options have been used:. PLS path modeling is based on an iterative algorithm and thus should be initialized.

For this application, manifest variables observed variables are treated with no prior transformations 4 different settings are available because all variables are on the same scale.

The initial values for the outer weights are the values of the first eigenvector when performing a principal component analysis on the manifest variables associated to a latent variable 2 different settings are available.

We use the centroid scheme for inner weights estimation. Confidence intervals are obtained using bootstrap resample. In our simple example, there are no missing data in the dataset. We, thus, do not accept missing data.

Finally, for the output, all boxes are checked except correlations and we will study each output in the following part. In the results, information related to the manifest variables, the measurement model and the structural model are first summarised. The first important elements are the composite reliability indexes:.

In this application, latent variable are reflective. The blocks have to be one-dimensional. In this tutorial, we will focus on the case of one dimension. If you are interested in further dimensions, you can study the correlations between manifest variables and factors in a principal component analysis applied on each block of manifest variables. We will not focus on that point and consider only one dimension.

We can see the absolute GoF is 0. This value is hard to interpret; it could be useful when comparing the global quality of two groups of observations or two different models. The relative GoF is very high. So are inner and outer models GoF. Then, you should check the cross-loadings:. In the case of our dataset, loadings between manifest variables and their own latent variable are the highest. Then, outer weights and correlations are gathered in two large tables.

If we study the correlations between manifest variables and latent variables:. These tables allow to see the impact of each manifest variables on its associated latent variable. The results associated to the structural model follow.

For each latent variable, information on the structural model is gathered. In the case of satisfaction, we have:. We can see that perceived quality has the greatest effect on satisfaction and that the impact of expectation is not significant. The chart illustrates these results:. The next table shows different predictive quality indexes associated to both outer and inner models for each latent variable.

Mean values of these indices give a global quality value. Communalities are always greater that redundancies because PLSPM favours the measurement model in its estimation procedure. Once the model has been drawn, the procedure is simple. Once the model has been validated, interpretation of the result can be done by reading the tables with path coefficients and correlations.

You can select the entire diagram and copy it to any other document. Toggle SideBar. Have a Question? Ask or enter a search term here. My profile. For example, for the Image latent variable the five manifest variables are: It can be trusted in what it says and does It is stable and firmly established It has a social contribution for the society It is concerned with customers It is innovative and forward looking XLSTAT-PLSPM projects are special Excel workbook templates.

When you select this sheet, the "Path modeling" menu is displayed on the upper left part of the page. To create several latent variables in a row, double click on the circle button so that it stays pressed while you add variables: You can then add the arrows that indicate how the latent variables are related.

To add manifest variables to a latent variable, select the latent variable and click on the MV button in the toolbar: This activates the D1 sheet and displays a dialog box where you give a proper name to the latent variable, select the manifest variables on D1 and define a few settings.

For example, this is how the dialog box looked liked once filled in for the latent variable Expectation: The obtained model has the following form: Once the manifest variables have been defined for each latent variable and latent variables are linked, you can start computing the model. For this tutorial the following options have been used: PLS path modeling is based on an iterative algorithm and thus should be initialized. Results and interpretation of a PLS-PM project In the results, information related to the manifest variables, the measurement model and the structural model are first summarised.

Numerical results for a PLS path modelling analysis The first important elements are the composite reliability indexes: In this application, latent variable are reflective. Then, you should check the cross-loadings: In the case of our dataset, loadings between manifest variables and their own latent variable are the highest. The chart illustrates these results: The next table shows different predictive quality indexes associated to both outer and inner models for each latent variable.

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Partial Least Squares Path Modeling: Introduction and Application

The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic overview with guidelines how to use partial least squares PLS path modeling in longitudinal studies. Practical examples from a study of the acceptance of battery electric vehicles BEVs in corporate fleets are used for demonstration purposes. In this study, data at three points in time were collected: before the initial use of a BEV, after three and after six months of extensive usage of BEVs. Three different models are identified depending on the research objective and on the data basis. Multigroup analyses are suggested to test the difference between the path coefficients of latent variables at different points in time. Limitations for the use of repeated cross-sectional data have to be observed. Academics and practitioners will benefit from this paper by receiving an overview of the different PLS path models in longitudinal studies.

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Need a hand? All the help you want just a few clicks away. Partial Least Squares Path Modeling PLS-PM is a statistical approach for modeling complex multivariable relationships structural equation models among observed and latent variables. Since a few years, this approach has been enjoying increasing popularity in several sciences Esposito Vinzi et al. Structural Equation Models include a number of statistical methodologies allowing the estimation of a causal theoretical network of relationships linking latent complex concepts, each measured by means of a number of observable indicators. The first presentation of the finalized PLS approach to path models with latent variables has been published by Wold in and then the main references on the PLS algorithm are Wold and

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