Assessment and Validation in Quantile Composite-Based Path Modeling

  • Cristina DavinoEmail author
  • Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi
  • Pasquale Dolce
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 173)


The paper aims to introduce assessment and validation measures in Quantile Composite-based Path modeling. A quantile approach in the Partial Least Squares path modeling framework overcomes the classical exploration of average effects and highlights how and if the relationships among observed and unobserved variables change according to the explored quantile of interest. A final evaluation of the quality of the obtained results both from a descriptive (assessment) and inferential (validation) point of view is needed. The functioning of the proposed method is shown through a real data application in the area of the American Customer Satisfaction Index.


Quantile composite-based path modeling PLS-PM Quantile regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Davino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi
    • 2
  • Pasquale Dolce
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MacerataMacerataItaly
  2. 2.ESSEC Business SchoolCergy Pontoise CedexFrance
  3. 3.University of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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