# PLSSEM: Stata module to implement Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM)

*Sergio Venturini* () and
*Mehmet Mehmetoglu* ()

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Mehmet Mehmetoglu: Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

**Abstract:**
The syntax of plssem reflects the measurement and structural part of a PLS-SEM model, and accordingly requires the user to specify both of these parts simultaneously. Since a full PLS-SEM model would include a structural model, i.e., the relationship between latent variables (LV), one needs to have at least two latent variables specified in the measurement part. Each latent variable will be defined by a block of indicators (say, indblock). For example, if we have two latent variables in our PLS-SEM model, the plssem syntax requires to specify the measurement part by typing (LV1 > indblock1) (LV2 > indblock2) following the command name. Note that we can specify as many LVs as it is needed in the model.

**Language:** Stata

**Requires:** Stata version 14.2

**Keywords:** partial least squares; structural equation model; latent variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)

**Date:** 2017-01-17, Revised 2020-08-04

**Note:** This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install plssem". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt). Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssem.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssem.sthlp help file (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemc.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemc.sthlp help file (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemcmat.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemmat.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssem_estat.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemc_estat.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemplot.ado program code (text/plain)

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http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/m/mktable_mediate.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/m/mkheader.ado program code (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemplot.sthlp help file (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssem_postestimation.sthlp help file (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssemc_postestimation.sthlp help file (text/plain)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/l/lplssem.mlib Mata object library (application/x-stata)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/w/workout2.dta sample data file (application/x-stata)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/e/ecsimobi.dta sample data file (application/x-stata)

http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/p/plssem_application.do sample do-file (text/plain)

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