Dream Content, Dream Recurrence and Well-Being: A Replication with a Younger Sample

@article{Zadra1998DreamCD,
  title={Dream Content, Dream Recurrence and Well-Being: A Replication with a Younger Sample},
  author={Antonio Zadra and Shannon A. O'Brien and D. C. Donderi},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={293 - 311}
}
A multivariate comparison was made among fifty-two recurrent, past-recurrent, and nonrecurrent dreamers aged eighteen to twenty-one. The participants completed measures of well-being and collected a fourteen-day sample of their own remembered dreams. Multivariate analysis showed that recurrent dreamers scored low on psychological well-being and reported more negative dream content. As was true in an earlier study, a single psychometric dimension, which we call psychological well-being… 

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