If research reveals that a test’s validity coef- Estimating and Evaluating Convergent and Discriminant Validity Evidence 257 correlated with those crucial variables, test developers and test users gain increased confidence in the test. Our latest report of New Hot Papers in Essential Science Indicators shows that the paper “A new criterion for assessing discriminant validity in variance-based structural equation modeling,” (J. Acad. A new criterion for assessing discriminant validity in variance-based structural equation modeling. Those correlations, sometimes called . Discriminant validity assessment has become a generally accepted prerequisite for analyzing relationships between latent variables. Discriminant validity assessment has become a generally accepted prerequisite for analyzing relationships between latent variables. validity coefficients, are fundamental for establishing validity. Revised on June 19, 2020. Henseler, J., Ringle, C. M., & Sarstedt, M. (2014). For variance-based structural equation modeling, such as partial least squares, the Fornell-Larcker criterion and the examination of cross-loadings are the dominant approaches for evaluating discriminant validity. However, two conclusions that are new to discriminant validity literature can be drawn: First, the lack of cross-loadings in the population (i.e., factorial validity) is not a strict prerequisite for discriminant validity assessment as long as the cross-loadings are modeled appropriately. The discriminant validity assessment has the goal to ensure that a reflective construct has the strongest relationships with its own indicators (e.g., in comparison with than any other construct) in the PLS path model (Hair et al., 2017). A new criterion for assessing discriminant validity in variance-based structural equation modeling. Abstract. Sci. For variance-based structural equation modeling, such as partial least squares, the Fornell-Larcker criterion and the examination of cross-loadings are the dominant approaches for evaluating discriminant validity. For variance-based structural equation modeling, such as partial least squares, the Fornell-Larcker criterion and the examination of cross-loadings are the dominant approaches for evaluating discriminant validity. Discriminant validity assessment has become a generally accepted prerequisite for analyzing relationships between latent variables. Assessment of discriminant validity is a must in any research that involves latent variables for the prevention of multicollinearity issues. For variance-based structural equation modeling, such as partial least squares, the Fornell-Larcker criterion and the examination of cross-loadings are the dominant approaches for evaluating discriminant validity. Published on September 6, 2019 by Fiona Middleton. References. Discriminant Validity Assessment Abstract. Discriminant validity assessment has become a generally accepted prerequisite for analyzing relationships between latent variables. Mark. 43 [1]: 115-135 January 2015) is the hottest paper in the field of Economics & Business for the period ending October 31, 2016. Mark. The four types of validity. In quantitative research, you have to consider the reliability and validity of your methods and measurements.. Validity tells you how accurately a method measures something. (2015) 43:115–135 DOI 10.1007/s11747-014-0403-8 METHODOLOGICAL PAPER A new criterion … Abstract. A new criterion for assessing discriminant validity in variance-based structural equation modeling A new criterion for assessing discriminant validity in variance-based structural equation modeling Henseler, Jörg; Ringle, Christian; Sarstedt, Marko 2014-08-22 00:00:00 J. of the Acad. Fornell and Larcker criterion is the most widely used method for this purpose. Henseler, J., Ringle, C. M., & Sarstedt, M. (2015). Sci. However, a new method has emerged for establishing the discriminant validity assessment through heterotrait-monotrait (HTMT) ratio of correlations method.