Formative Constructs Implemented via Common Factors

Treiblmaier, Horst and Bentler, Peter M. and Mair, Patrick (2011) Formative Constructs Implemented via Common Factors. Structural Equation Modeling, 18 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1070-5511


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Recently there has been a renewed interest in formative measurement and its role in properly specified models. Formative measurement models are difficult to identify, and hence to estimate and test. Existing solutions to the identification problem are shown to not adequately represent the formative constructs of interest. We propose a new two-step approach to operationalize a formatively measured construct that allows a closely matched common factor equivalent to be included in any structural equation model. We provide an artificial example and an original empirical study of privacy to illustrate our approach. Detailed proofs are given in an appendix.

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Keywords: formative measurement / identification / structural equation modeling / latent variables / canonical correlation
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Wirtschaftsinformatik und Gesellschaft
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: Minor
Depositing User: Dissertation Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 08:19
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 16:55
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