Latent variable without indicator

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Latent variable without indicator

Post by tengku123 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:59 am

Hello everybody,

I have a question, hope SmartPLS experts here can assist me.

I have 8 factors with 33 underlying items, which I factor analysed using SPSS. I want to do CFA using SmartPLS. Should I employ hierarchical component model HCM?

All 8 factors are hypothesised as having linear relationship with a dependent variable, which does not have underlying items. when I apply HCM, measurement model assessment of second order construct fails. AVE is below than 0.5, few outer loadings are below discriminant validity..

I hope to have your suggestion or supporting references to justify my decision whether to employ HCM or not.

Thank you very much.

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