Culture, gender, and media use predictors of dreams among Canadian students

Author
Gahr, Sarah
Gackenbach, Jayne
Faculty Advisor
Date
2017
Keywords
culture , video games , gender , dream content , dream history , self-construal , ethnic identity , social media
Abstract (summary)
The predictability of culture, gender, and media use for dream type information in Canadian students was the focus of this inquiry. Independent variables were gender (sex of subject and relative masculinity and femininity) culture; (ethnic identity and self-construal of independence versus interdependence) and media use (various gaming, social media, and cell phone questions). These were regressed onto several dream content related dependent variables. These were gathered using the Dream Intensity Scale and research participant and judges evaluations of a recent dream. Gender variables were better able to predict content of self-report dream measures while gender variables showed no difference from media use or culture in predicting judge’s evaluations of dream content.
Publication Information
Gahr, S. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2017). Culture, gender, and media use predictors of dreams among Canadian students. International Journal of Dream Research, 10(2), 110-119. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2017.2.34833
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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