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 Andy Luse posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 1:47 am
I am wondering if it is possible to have a second-order formative indicator. Basically I have three formative indicators which are each made up of three items. There is then another overarching formative indicator which is made up of the other three sub formative indicators. I have come up with the following based on syntax I have gleaned from the internet, but when I add it into my model, it doesn't seem to work well.

ITSE_cy BY;
ITSE_cy ON ITSE1@1 ITSE2 ITSE3;
ITSE_cy@0;
ITSE1 WITH ITSE2 ITSE3; ITSE2 WITH ITSE3;

ITSE_ga BY;
ITSE_ga ON ITSE4@1 ITSE5 ITSE6;
ITSE_ga@0;
ITSE4 WITH ITSE5 ITSE6; ITSE5 WITH ITSE6;

ITSE_ro BY;
ITSE_ro ON ITSE7@1 ITSE8 ITSE9;
ITSE_ro@0;
ITSE7 WITH ITSE8 ITSE9; ITSE8 WITH ITSE9;

ITSE BY;
ITSE ON ITSE_cy@1 ITSE_ga ITSE_ro;
ITSE@0;
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 6:17 pm
In a formative model, there must be one observed variable that the factors influence.
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