Greetings!

Is a total measurement model always needed? I have a model with 14 latent variables, with 5-9 indicators for each variables. A total measurement model is such a huge total measurement model. Can I just simply use individual measurement models for each construct and then use path analysis (to use the mean of the indicators for the latent variables, which means, transform the latent variables to observed variables)?

Many thanks!

Best regards

Dan