Convergent Validity

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.

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