- 公益財団法人 パブリックヘルスリサーチセンター
- ストレス科学研究 (ISSN:13419986)
- vol.27, pp.71-79, 2012 (Released:2012-11-21)
This study investigated the effects of stressors for university students and their big five personality traits on dream recall frequency classified by dream emotion. The following results were obtained: i) stressors and Neuroticism had an interactive effect on dream recall frequency. ii) Stressors had main effects on sad, anxious, and unpleasant dream recall frequency. iii) Extroversion was negatively correlated with nightmare recall frequency and positively correlated with pleasant dream recall frequency. iv) Neuroticism was negatively correlated with pleasant dream recall frequency and positively with sad, anxious, strange, and unpleasant dream recall frequency. v) Agreeableness was negatively correlated with nightmare recall frequency and positively with unpleasant dream recall frequency. These results showed that stressors related to mainly negative dream recall and emotions of recalled dreams varied by the dimensions of big five. The findings implicate that mental support for enhancing stress-coping according personality traits can be effective to prevent harmful effects after awakening from negative dream recall.