# What is tolerance in Collinearity Statistics?

## What is tolerance in Collinearity Statistics?

Tolerance is used in applied regression analysis to assess levels of multicollinearity. Tolerance measures for how much beta coefficients are affected by the presence of other predictor variables in a model. Smaller values of tolerance denote higher levels of multicollinearity.

**What tolerance value indicates multicollinearity?**

A tolerance of less than 0.20 or 0.10 and/or a VIF of 5 or 10 and above indicates a multicollinearity problem.

### How do you test for collinearity?

Detecting Multicollinearity

- Step 1: Review scatterplot and correlation matrices.
- Step 2: Look for incorrect coefficient signs.
- Step 3: Look for instability of the coefficients.
- Step 4: Review the Variance Inflation Factor.

**What is tolerance in SPSS?**

Tolerance is a measure of collinearity reported by most statistical programs such as SPSS; the variable s tolerance is 1-R2. All variables involved in the linear relationship will have a small tolerance. Some suggest that a tolerance value less than 0.1 should be investigated further.

#### Why is collinearity diagnostics performed?

The collinearity diagnostics confirm that there are serious problems with multicollinearity. Several eigenvalues are close to 0, indicating that the predictors are highly intercorrelated and that small changes in the data values may lead to large changes in the estimates of the coefficients.

**What happens if VIF is high?**

It is a measure of multicollinearity in the set of multiple regression variables. The higher the value of VIF the higher correlation between this variable and the rest. If the VIF value is higher than 10, it is usually considered to have a high correlation with other independent variables.

## How do you assess collinearity?

You can assess multicollinearity by examining tolerance and the Variance Inflation Factor (VIF) are two collinearity diagnostic factors that can help you identify multicollinearity. Tolerance is a measure of collinearity reported by most statistical programs such as SPSS; the variable s tolerance is 1-R2.

**How much multicollinearity is too much?**

A rule of thumb regarding multicollinearity is that you have too much when the VIF is greater than 10 (this is probably because we have 10 fingers, so take such rules of thumb for what they’re worth). The implication would be that you have too much collinearity between two variables if r≥. 95.

### How do you fix collinearity?

How to Deal with Multicollinearity

- Remove some of the highly correlated independent variables.
- Linearly combine the independent variables, such as adding them together.
- Perform an analysis designed for highly correlated variables, such as principal components analysis or partial least squares regression.

**Is collinearity the same as correlation?**

How are correlation and collinearity different? Collinearity is a linear association between two predictors. Correlation between a ‘predictor and response’ is a good indication of better predictability. But, correlation ‘among the predictors’ is a problem to be rectified to be able to come up with a reliable model.

#### How do you diagnose multicollinearity in SPSS?

There are three diagnostics that we can run on SPSS to identify Multicollinearity: Review the correlation matrix for predictor variables that correlate highly. Computing the Variance Inflation Factor (henceforth VIF) and the Tolerance Statistic.

**How do you find the tolerance statistic for multi-collinearity?**

To compute a tolerance statistic for an independent variable to test for multi-collinearity, a multiple regression is performed with that variable as the new dependent and all of the other independent variables in the model as independent variables. The tolerance statistic is 1 – R2 for this second regression.

## Do we have multicollinearity?

This table suggests that we do not have Multicollinearity. The third table (“Collinearity Diagnostics”) shows us the Eigenvalues of the scaled, uncentred cross-products matrix; the condition indexes; and the variance proportions.

**What is a tolerance statistic that is too low?**

A tolerance statistic below .20 is generally considered cause for concern.Of course, in real life, you don’t actually compute a bunch of regressions with all of your independent variables as dependents, you just look at the collinearity statistics. Let’s take a look at an example in SPSS, shall we?