Discriminant Validity Assessment: Use of Fornell & Larcker Criterion versus HTMT Criterion

M. R., Abdul Hamid and Sami, W. and M. H., Mohmad Sidek (2017) Discriminant Validity Assessment: Use of Fornell & Larcker Criterion versus HTMT Criterion. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1st International Conference on Applied & Industrial Mathematics and Statistics 2017 (ICoAIMS 2017) , 8-10 August 2017 , Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-5., 890 (012163). ISSN 1742-6596

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Assessment of discriminant validity is a must in any research that involves latent variables for the prevention of multicollinearity issues. Fornell and Larcker criterion is the most widely used method for this purpose. However, a new method has emerged for establishing the discriminant validity assessment through heterotrait-monotrait (HTMT) ratio of correlations method. Therefore, this article presents the results of discriminant validity assessment using these methods. Data from previous study was used that involved 429 respondents for empirical validation of value-based excellence model in higher education institutions (HEI) in Malaysia. From the analysis, the convergent, divergent and discriminant validity were established and admissible using Fornell and Larcker criterion. However, the discriminant validity is an issue when employing the HTMT criterion. This shows that the latent variables under study faced the issue of multicollinearity and should be looked into for further details. This also implied that the HTMT criterion is a stringent measure that could detect the possible indiscriminant among the latent variables. In conclusion, the instrument which consisted of six latent variables was still lacking in terms of discriminant validity and should be explored further.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Empirical validation; Higher education institutions; Latent variable; Malaysia; Multicollinearity; Validity assessment; Value-based
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 08:05
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 08:05
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/20095
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