Convergent validity is a subset of construct validity. Here, the researcher’s aim is to find out whether the items he claims are measuring a particular construct are indeed measuring them. In other words, if these items do measure a specific construct, then they need to converge.
The researcher achieves this by taking into consideration
|Rule of thumb|
|Factor loading||> 0.60|
|Cronbach’s Alpha||> 0.70|
|Composite reliability||> 0.70|
|Average variance extracted||> 0.50|
All these items have already been studied and we refer the reader to our post on that. Below is a summary of the table representing a good convergence fit for all the constructs. Thus, all the items are indeed measuring what they were intended to measure.