Work-related dreams as related to job and life satisfaction in hairdressers

Michael Schredl, Arthur Funkhouser, Nicole Arn

Abstract


Empirical studies largely support the continuity hypothesis of dreaming. The present study investigated the frequency and the emotional tone of dreams of hairdressers. A relationship was found between daytime mood (job satisfaction) and dream emotions. Life satisfaction that was low, on the other hand, was related to a heightened frequency of work-related dreams. It would be promising to study persons with different professions (stressful and demanding jobs) in order to study the effect of work-related variables and dreaming.


Keywords


continuity hypothesis; hairdressers; work-related dreams; stress; dream emotions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2009.1.163