calculateAVE {cSEM}R Documentation

Average variance extracted (AVE)


Calculate the average variance extracted (AVE) as proposed by Fornell and Larcker (1981). For details see the cSEM website


 .object              = NULL,
 .only_common_factors = TRUE



An R object of class cSEMResults resulting from a call to csem().


Logical. Should only concepts modeled as common factors be included when calculating one of the following quality criteria: AVE, the Fornell-Larcker criterion, HTMT, and all reliability estimates. Defaults to TRUE.


The AVE is inherently tied to the common factor model. It is therefore unclear how to meaningfully interpret the AVE in the context of a composite model. It is possible, however, to force computation of the AVE for constructs modeled as composites by setting .only_common_factors = FALSE.


A named vector of numeric values (the AVEs). If .object is a list of cSEMResults objects, a list of AVEs is returned.


Fornell C, Larcker DF (1981). “Evaluating structural equation models with unobservable variables and measurement error.” Journal of Marketing Research, XVIII, 39–50.

See Also

assess(), cSEMResults

[Package cSEM version 0.5.0 Index]