Frequency of dealing with dreams within a professional context and sizes of dreamer networks: An online survey

Michael Schredl, Anja S. Göritz


Previous research has indicated that dreams are often shared, most frequently within the intimate social networks of the dreamers. The present online survey was completed by 1808 participants (1110 women, 698 men) with a mean age 45.64 ± 15.33 years. About 24% of the participants reported that they had dealt with dreams within professional contexts, and about 50% of the participants reporting that they know at least one person who is regularly engaged in dream topics. Overall, the findings indicate that most dream sharing takes place in private settings, e.g., partnerships, but this study is the first to show that at least some of the dream sharing also occurs within professional contexts. To expand the findings of this exploratory study it would be interesting to investigate the nature and context of dream sharing within professional contexts more deeply.


Dream sharing; Professional context; Attitude towards dreams; Sex role orientation.

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