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 Richard Wonner posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 12:08 pm
Hello all,

I would like to do some scale validation and would like to calculate the Contruct reliability (CR), Average Variance Extracted (AVE) and Fonell-Larcker-Criterion (FLC).
Can I do that in Mplus? If yes, is there a command to get it or a how-to description somewhere?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 12:48 pm
There are not options for these statistics. You can most likely use MODEL CONSTRAINT to compute them.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 2:29 pm
Check with SEMNET to get the setup.
 Duangthida Nunthapirat posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 4:06 am
Hi I am new Mplus user.

I test my model and it fits the data then I tried to calculate composite reliability and average variance extracted.I use STDYX Standardization to compute the AVE and CR. Most of the AVE is above 0.5 (except one has a problem of heywood cases), but AVE for each construct is less than its shared variance with any other construct,
what does it mean? and how can I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 9:47 am
I suggest posting this question on a general discussion forum like SEMNET.
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