- The goal is to predicting key target constructs or identifying key “ driver “ constructs.
- Formative constructs are easy to use in the structural model. Note that formative measures can also be used with CB-SEM, but doing so requires construct specifization modification ( e.g, the construct must include both formative and reflective indicators to meet identification requirements)
- The structural model is complex ( many constructs and many indicators)
- The sample size is small
- The plan is to use latent variable scores in subsequent analyses.