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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 60; doi:10.3390/su10010060

PLS and OPLS Discriminatory Analyses on Political Sustainability in Taiwan

School of Business, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 999078, China
Graduate Institute of China Studies, Tamkang University, New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan
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Received: 19 October 2017 / Revised: 11 December 2017 / Accepted: 25 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
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Political sustainability relates to successful governance. The general public’s satisfaction is vital to political sustainability. In this paper, we propose to use the general public’s satisfaction as the proxy and utilize the partial least squares discriminatory (PLS-DA) model and orthogonal partial least squares discriminatory (OPLS-DA) model to explore the factors that affect political sustainability in Taiwan. The results of the PLS-DA and OPLS-DA models vindicate that the satisfaction with the integrity performance of the central government, the satisfaction with the central government’s modus operandi on food safety, and the satisfaction with the central government’s policies on the twelve years primary education reform influence the Taiwanese civilians’ satisfaction with the central government, which is closely related to political sustainability. This offers us the insights on political sustainability in Taiwan. View Full-Text
Keywords: political sustainability; PLS-DA model; OPLS-DA model political sustainability; PLS-DA model; OPLS-DA model

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Wu, S.; Guo, J. PLS and OPLS Discriminatory Analyses on Political Sustainability in Taiwan. Sustainability 2018, 10, 60.

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