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CONDISC: Stata module to perform convergent and discriminant validity assessment in CFA


  • Mehmet Mehmetoglu

    () (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)


condisc assesses convergent and discriminant validity of latent constructs expressed by congeneric (not loading on more than one factor) indicators making up a confirmatory factor model estimated using sem. Convergent validity is the extent to which a set of indicators reflecting the same construct are positively correlated. Convergent validity of a construct can be claimed to be demonstrated when the construct can explain an average amount of 50 per cent variance of its indicators. This value is commonly referred to as average variance extracted (AVE) in the literature.

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  • Mehmet Mehmetoglu, 2015. "CONDISC: Stata module to perform convergent and discriminant validity assessment in CFA," Statistical Software Components S458003, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458003
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