## How do you create a moderating effect in SmartPLS?

Moderation Settings in SmartPLS

- Dependent Variable. The selected dependent variable for which a moderating effect will be estimated.
- Predictor Variable. Field to define the predictor variable for which a moderating effect will be estimated.
- Moderator Variable.
- Calculation Method.
- Product Term Generation.

## How do you assess the moderator effect?

To test a bariable as moderator you only need to employ regression. Create an interaction variable by multiplying your IV with the moderator variable. Then run the multiple regression with IV, Moderator, and Interaction in the model. Test the moderation effect by testing the regression coefficient of Interaction.

**What are moderator effects?**

A moderation effect means that the effect of a continuous independent variable (X; e.g., cognitive ability) on a continuous dependent variable (Y; e.g., academic achievement) depends upon the levels of a moderator (M: either categorical or continuous).

**What is moderator analysis?**

A moderator analysis is used to determine whether the relationship between two variables depends on (is moderated by) the value of a third variable.

### How do you identify a moderator variable?

In a causal relationship, if x is the predictor variable and y is an outcome variable, then z is the moderator variable that affects the casual relationship of x and y.

### How do you write a moderating effect hypothesis?

You can write it as follow: PGC moderates the relationship between GHRM and firm performance. U have to know from literature how PGC will influence the relationship between GHRM & firm performance. My hypothesis will sound like ‘PGC will strengthen/weaken the relationship between GHRM & firm performance’.

**Why is moderation so important?**

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**What are the moderating variables in SmartPLS?**

There are few moderating variables (all are categorical variables) such as gender, age and experience. I do use SmartPLS 3. All the relationship with IV and the mediating variable (now used as a DV), I’m trying to see that gender has any effect with all the variables IV and mediating variable (now used as a DV).

## Can interaction effects be predicted for moderator analysis?

For moderator analysis not only should the existence of an interaction effect be predicted, but also its form. In particular, whether a specified as part of the priori hypothesis (Dawson, 2014). The moderation hypotheses for Figure

## How is the moderating effect presented in PLS?

The moderating effect (d) is re presented by an arrow pointing at the effect b linking X and Y. Furthermore, when including the moderating effect in PLS p ath model, there is also a direct relationship (c) from the moderator to the endogenous construct.

**What is a moderator variable?**

A moderator variable is one that affects the relationship between two variables, value of the moderator (Holmbeck, 1997). In other words, a moderator interacts with the predictor variable in such a way as to ha ve an im pact on the level of the dependent variable. Thus under which the direction (nature) or strength of an effect vary.