In: International Journal of Dream Research, 5 (2012), Nr. 1. pp. 94-98.
The term lucid dream designates a dream in which the dreamer, while dreaming, is aware he or she is dreaming. Whereas lucid dreaming has been studied in adults, large-scaled surveys in children are scarce. The sample here included 3579 children for the ages from 6 to 18 who completed a brief questionnaire distributed in UK libraries. 43.5% reported having had at least one lucid dream. As hypothesized, incidence of lucid dreams was most strongly associated with the preference for reading fantasy/science-fiction. Whether lucid dreaming might be beneficial for children in skills training or coping with nightmares are interesting topics for future research.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Dream Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 94-98|
|Faculties / Institutes:||Service facilities > Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit|
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||lucid dreaming; children; book preferences|