calculateWeightsGSCAm

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Calculate weights using GSCAm

Calculate composite weights using generalized structured component analysis with uniqueness terms (GSCAm) proposed by Hwang2017;textualcSEM.

Usage
calculateWeightsGSCAm(
  .X                           = args_default()$.X,
  .csem_model                  = args_default()$.csem_model,
  .conv_criterion              = args_default()$.conv_criterion,
  .iter_max                    = args_default()$.iter_max,
  .starting_values             = args_default()$.starting_values,
  .tolerance                   = args_default()$.tolerance
   )
Arguments
.X

A matrix of processed data (scaled, cleaned and ordered).

.csem_model

A (possibly incomplete) cSEMModel-list.

.conv_criterion

Character string. The criterion to use for the convergence check. One of: "diff_absolute", "diff_squared", or "diff_relative". Defaults to "diff_absolute".

.iter_max

Integer. The maximum number of iterations allowed. If iter_max = 1 and .approach_weights = "PLS-PM" one-step weights are returned. If the algorithm exceeds the specified number, weights of iteration step .iter_max - 1 will be returned with a warning. Defaults to 100.

.starting_values

A named list of vectors where the list names are the construct names whose indicator weights the user wishes to set. The vectors must be named vectors of "indicator_name" = value pairs, where value is the (scaled or unscaled) starting weight. Defaults to NULL.

.tolerance

Double. The tolerance criterion for convergence. Defaults to 1e-05.

Details

If there are only constructs modeled as common factors calling csem() with .appraoch_weights = "GSCA" will automatically call calculateWeightsGSCAm() unless .disattenuate = FALSE. GSCAm currently only works for pure common factor models. The reason is that the implementation in cSEM is based on (the appendix) of Hwang2017;textualcSEM. Following the appendix, GSCAm fails if there is at least one construct modeled as a composite because calculating weight estimates with GSCAm leads to a product involving the measurement matrix. This matrix does not have full rank if a construct modeled as a composite is present. The reason is that the measurement matrix has a zero row for every construct which is a pure composite (i.e. all related loadings are zero) and, therefore, leads to a non-invertible matrix when multiplying it with its transposed.

Value

A list with the elements

$W

A (J x K) matrix of estimated weights.

$C

The (J x K) matrix of estimated loadings.

$B

The (J x J) matrix of estimated path coefficients.

$E

NULL

$Modes

A named vector of Modes used for the outer estimation, for GSCA the mode is automatically set to 'gsca'.

$Conv_status

The convergence status. TRUE if the algorithm has converged and FALSE otherwise.

$Iterations

The number of iterations required.

References

Aliases
  • calculateWeightsGSCAm
Documentation reproduced from package cSEM, version 0.1.0, License: GPL-3

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