Dependent Formative construct

Research topics can be discussed in this area.
Post Reply
osohaib
PLS Junior User
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:53 am
Real name and title:

Dependent Formative construct

Post by osohaib » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:29 am

Hello,

I am still new to SmartPLS. Can a dependent variable be modeled as formative? For example, in my research model, my final dependent construct is "firm performance".
It is a formative construct based on the definition. But is it statistically OK to model the final dependent variable as a formative?

Many thanks.

jmbecker
SmartPLS Developer
Posts: 820
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:09 am
Real name and title: Dr. Jan-Michael Becker

Re: Dependent Formative construct

Post by jmbecker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:46 am

Sure, PLS can handle formative constructs in any position (i.e., both independent and dependent).
Dr. Jan-Michael Becker, University of Cologne, SmartPLS Developer
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ja ... v=hdr_xprf
GoogleScholar: http://scholar.google.de/citations?user ... AAAJ&hl=de

osohaib
PLS Junior User
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:53 am
Real name and title:

Re: Dependent Formative construct

Post by osohaib » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks Becker.

Just one more question. I have high-order model.
The first and the last third order constructs are formative factors while second order constructs are reflective.
Can I choose PLS consistent to estimate? If yes should I use two stage or repeated indicator approach?
I am comparing the results with PLS. In PLS all values are good (loadings and p-values etc.) but with PLSc some of the reflective factors loadings and p values for path are not significant.

In short, PLS and PLSc results are different for the same model.

Many thanks

Post Reply