, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 113–122 | Cite as

Subjective geographic distance: A multidimensional comparison

  • Ulf Lundberg
  • Gösta Ekman


The interdistances between thirteen places situated in different parts of the world were estimated by 60 subjects. The estimates were analysed by Kruskal's multidimensional technique and, after a cosine transformation, by factor analysis. It was found that both methods yielded the same three-dimensional solution. Also a two-dimensional configuration could describe the data, and it was shown that this configuration contained representations of unidimensional ratings obtained in other studies.


Multidimensional Scaling Emotional Involvement Subjective Distance Elastic Distance Unidimensional Scaling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulf Lundberg
    • 1
  • Gösta Ekman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StockholmSweden

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