Reflective Formative factor

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Reflective Formative factor

Post by rebeccachan1111 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 am

Hi all

I have a model like the one in the attached file.

The construct IT is a reflective-formative model - it has its own factors but at the same time it is a factor to another variable.

1. Should I use PLS or consistent PLS in this case?
2. Do I need to treat it as a higher order construct (repeated indicators / two-step approach)?

I have read lots of forum discussions, videos, articles but sorry - I am still very confused! Much appreciate your help to strike me with clarity.
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