calculateAVE {cSEM} | R Documentation |
Calculate the average variance extracted (AVE) as proposed by Fornell and Larcker (1981). For details see the cSEM website
calculateAVE( .object = NULL, .only_common_factors = TRUE )
.object |
An R object of class cSEMResults resulting from a call to |
.only_common_factors |
Logical. Should only concepts modeled as common
factors be included when calculating one of the following quality critera:
AVE, the Fornell-Larcker criterion, HTMT, and all reliability estimates.
Defaults to |
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.