Multidimensional Scaling Research in Vocational Psychology

James B. Rounds, Michael A. Zevon

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This review summarizes and evaluates the use of multidimensional scaling in vocational psychology. Multidimensional scaling applications are found in two primary areas: vocational interests and occupational perceptions. These areas correspond to the two major uses of multidimensional scaling: configural verifica tion and dimensional identification. Two issues—the relationship between multidimensional scaling and al ternative data analytic methods, and the selection of occupational stimuli—are discussed. A number of de veloping areas for the application of multidimensional scaling are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-510
Number of pages20
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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