Dream interpretation sessions for college students in Taiwan: Who benefits and what volunteer clients view as most and least helpful

Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien, Chia Huei Lin, Shu Chi Chen

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The purpose of the study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Attitudes Toward Dream measure (ATD) and examine the outcome of dream interpretation for college students in Taiwan. In a sample of 574 college students, factor analysis revealed a single factor for the ATD-Chinese. In the second stage, 60 volunteer clients were assigned randomly to an experimental or control condition. Significant differences were found between experimental and control conditions for postsession ATD-Chinese scores. Initial attitudes toward dreams did not influence perceived gains from dream sessions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-257
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1



  • Asian clients
  • Attitude toward dream measure
  • Dream interpretation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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