Validating second order formative construct

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Validating second order formative construct

Post by neethu856 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:39 pm

Please help.

I have a second order formative endogenous construct in my model. But I struggle in validating the formative second-order construct with all formative indicators on the first and second level. Anyone know exact steps. Any good references? Whether we have to check VIF, outer weights etc for second order one?
From the base model using the repeated indicator approach, with latent variable scores I have built the updated model. Whether that updated model needs to be used for formative model assessment and all further structural model assessments? But I found difficulty in analysing the formative second-order construct. Please help.

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Re: Validating second order formative construct

Post by jmbecker » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:08 am

What exactly are your problems?
Generally, you want to apply all assessment criteria that you use for first-order constructs also for the second-order construct just that the weights there are the path coefficients from the first-order constructs to the second-order construct (and not the repeated indicators).
Dr. Jan-Michael Becker, University of Cologne, SmartPLS Developer
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