Empirical analysis of the theoretical model
The hypotheses derived in Chapter 4 will be tested based on the operationalized constructs. The data collected is statistically analyzed using the following two software packages: SPSS 15.0 and SmartPLS 2.0. These two different statistics programs are used since each has certain strengths and weaknesses, and both have some unique features which are not incorporated in the other. Consequently, the simpler descriptive analysis is primarily done with SPSS using regression analysis, t-tests (i.e., independent-samples t-test and paired-samples t-test), and calculations of mean values. The exploratory analysis is conducted with SmartPLS by using a partial-least square model.
KeywordsPartial Little Square Percent Level Path Coefficient Institutional Context Partial Little Square Model
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