### Hypotheses between 1st order and 2nd order construcs

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**Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:34 pm**Dear all,

I have a reflective-reflective model with three 2nd order variables A, B and C, and D which is a reflective construct.

My model is complex because I have hypotheses between A, B, C and D as well as

If I want to test the hypotheses between A, B, C and D, I should test the whole model. But how to test the hypotheses between A1-A4 and B?

Should I test a submodel composed

Thank you very much for your help.

Boch

I have a reflective-reflective model with three 2nd order variables A, B and C, and D which is a reflective construct.

My model is complex because I have hypotheses between A, B, C and D as well as

**hypotheses between the 1st order constrcuts of A (A1-A4) and the 2nd order construct B**(Please see the attached image).If I want to test the hypotheses between A, B, C and D, I should test the whole model. But how to test the hypotheses between A1-A4 and B?

Should I test a submodel composed

**only**of A1-A4 directly linked to B or should I test the direct links between them**within the whole model**?Thank you very much for your help.

Boch