This paper discusses a recent development in partial least squares (PLS) path modeling, namely goodness-of-fit indices. In order to illustrate the behavior of the goodness-of-fit index (GoF) and the relative goodness-of-fit index (GoFrel), we estimate PLS path models with simulated data, and contrast their values with fit indices commonly used in covariance-based structural equation modeling. The simulation shows that the GoF and the GoFrel are not suitable for model validation. However, the GoF can be useful to assess how well a PLS path model can explain different sets of data.
- Partial least squares path modeling (PLS)
- Goodness-of-fit index (GoF)