A critique of the correlated trait-correlated method and correlated uniqueness models for multitrait-multimethod data

Charles E. Lance, Carrie L. Noble, Steven E. Scullen
2002 Psychological methods  
The correlated trait-correlated method (CT-CM) and correlated uniqueness (CU) confirmatory factor analysis models for multitrait-multimethod data are critiqued. Although the CU model often returns convergent and admissible factor solutions when the CT-CM model does not, the CU model is shown to have theoretical and substantive shortcomings. On the basis of this critique, the authors recommend that the CT-CM model be regarded as the generally preferred model and that the CU model be invoked only
more » ... del be invoked only when the CT-CM model fails.
doi:10.1037//1082-989x.7.2.228 fatcat:tzpvck2onbbnxa2y4sgj7bnmae