publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

A Critical Review of Construct Indicators and Measurement Model Misspecification in Marketing and Consumer Research

Cheryl Burke Jarvis; Scott B. MacKenzie; Philip M. Podsakoff;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2003 Journal: Journal of Consumer Research, volume 30, issue 2 September, pages 199-218
A review of the literature suggests that few studies use formative indicator measurement models, even though they should. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to (a) discuss the distinction between formative and reflective measurement models, (b) develop a set of conceptual criteria that can be used to determine whether a construct should be modeled as having formative or reflective indicators, (c) review the marketing literature to obtain an estimate of the extent of measurement model misspecification in the field, (d) estimate the extent to which measurement model misspecification biases estimates of the relationships between constructs using a Monte Car...
free text keywords: Econometrics, Marketing, Formative measurement, Formative assessment, Causal model, Monte Carlo method, Business, Partial least squares path modeling, Formative indicators, Consumer research, Management science
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