Some Personality Characteristics of College Students Reporting Frequent Nightmares

  title={Some Personality Characteristics of College Students Reporting Frequent Nightmares},
  author={William E. Kelly},
  • W. Kelly
  • Published 25 April 2016
  • Psychology
This study examined whether college students reporting frequent nightmares would score differently on scales of the Ausburg Multidimensional Personality Instrument (AMPI; Kelly, 2012) relative to a comparison group. University students (N=373) completed the AMPI and a questionnaire to assess how frequently they experienced nightmares. The results indicated that individuals with frequent nightmares scored higher on the AMPI validity scale Unlikeliness (unusual signs of distress) and the clinical… 

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