second order constructs

second order constructs

theories about theories (see METATHEORY). Since all SOCIAL ACTORS themselves possess ‘theories’ about their own activities, all sociological theories can be seen as 'second order constructs’, which must first of all grasp the social actor's ‘first order constructs’. see also DOUBLE HERMENEUTIC.
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To create these second order constructs, we used a two-stage approach that is the default approach in WarpPLS and is recommended by Becker, Klein, and Wetzels (2012).
Table 4 Results of the assessment of measurement model after generating second order constructs.
These dimensions go toward the creation of functional value as a reflective-formative second order construct.
While functional value was a reflective-formative second order construct, emotional value was a reflective--reflective construct, and social value was a reflective first order construct.
Finally, the reliability of the entire set of items comprising the second order constructs was estimated using Cronbach's alpha.
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