Reliability and stability of lucid dream and nightmare frequency scales

Tadas Stumbrys, Daniel Erlacher, Michael Schredl

Abstract


Lucid dream and nightmare frequencies vary greatly between individuals and to assess these differences reliable instruments are needed. The present study aimed to examine the reliability of eight-point scales for measuring lucid dream and nightmare frequencies. The scales were administered twice (with a four-week interval) to 93 sport students. A re-test reliability for the lucid dream frequency was found r=.89 (p<.001) and for the nightmare frequency r=.75 (p<.001). Both eight-point scales appear to be reliable measures for assessing individual differences in lucid dream and nightmare frequencies.


Keywords


lucid dreams; nightmares; frequency; scale; reliability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2013.2.11137

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ijodr-111373