CFA using SmartPLS

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CFA using SmartPLS

Post by Eins » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:36 am

Hi,

Can we do Confirmatory Factor Analysis in SmartPLS? How?

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Post by Diogenes » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:18 am

Hi,
Yes.

1) Connect all LV one with each other (take care to have not recursive arrows). Some LVwill send arrows and other will receive, but this doesn’t matter.
2) Use the “factor weighting scheme” in the PLS algorithm.
3) Assess the measurement model (outer loadings, crossloadings, AVE, reliability…), and the correlations between LVs (results of the CFA).
4) Don’t use the results of path coefficients (meaningfulness).

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Bido

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Post by Eins » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:38 am

Bido,

Thank you for your reply.

Do you have references on "scale development and validation" that use SmartPLS.

Eins

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CFA individual latent variable score

Post by JGettinger » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:33 am

Dear all,

I would like to state one follow-up question: I am currently (and for the first time) using smartPLS to engage in a CFA. I have checked for the reliability and validity measures of all my (reflective) latent variables. Now I would like to conduct group comparisons using these latent variables. The group comparisons will be done via factorial ANOVA in SPSS. However, I wonder where I can find the data to be exported in smartPLS for the comparison?
Is this the data shown in the default output in "latent variable scores (unstandardized)" and "latent variable scores" respectively for the standardized scores or does smartPLS not create such information?
When using these standardized and unstandardized scores, I get slightly different results in the follow-up analyses. These differences are in terms of p-values for example 0.099 (unstd score) and 0.102 (std score). Are these deviations "normal" in the sense of common? And would you recommend using the std scores or the unstd scores?


Thank you very much for any helpful comment!

All the best,
Hannes

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pls CFA model fit?

Post by germano reis » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:13 pm

Hi guys, is there any fit index available (e.g., GoF) that applies to CFA with pls? Thanks in advance.
Germano

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the second order CFA

Post by michaelwang » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:53 am

Thank you, How can we test the second order CFA in smartPLS? TA mike

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