The unidirectional relationship of nightmares on self-harmful thoughts and behaviors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345151
Title:
The unidirectional relationship of nightmares on self-harmful thoughts and behaviors
Authors:
Hochard, Kevin D.; Heym, Nadja ( 0000-0003-2414-8854 ) ; Townsend, Ellen ( 0000-0002-4677-5958 )
Abstract:
Understanding the direction of the predictive relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is important to model its underlying mechanisms. We examine the direction of this relationship and the mediating role of negative affect. A fixed interval diary study obtained pre-sleep and post-sleep measures of affect, nightmares, and self-harmful thoughts and behaviors (SHTBs) from 72 university students (88.9% female). The results show predictive utility of nightmares on SHTBs - indicating a four-fold increased risk of SHTBs. Additionally, results support the suggestion of a unidirectional predictive influence (of nightmares on likelihood of SHTBs but not vice versa). Moreover, post-sleep negative affect partially mediated the relationship between nightmares and post-sleep SHTBs. This empirically validates assumptions of directionality for future models.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; Nottingham Trent University ; University of Nottingham
Citation:
Dreaming, 2015, 25(1), pp. 44-58
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Journal:
Dreaming
Publication Date:
1-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345151
DOI:
10.1037/a0038617
Additional Links:
http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=browsePA.ofp&jcode=drm; http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038617
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
This is the author's post-print version of an article published in Dreaming ©American Psychological Association - http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038617 This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
ISSN:
1053-0797
EISSN:
1573-3351
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorHochard, Kevin D.en
dc.contributor.authorHeym, Nadjaen
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Ellenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-24T14:22:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-24T14:22:25Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-01en
dc.identifier.citationDreaming, 2015, 25(1), pp. 44-58en
dc.identifier.issn1053-0797en
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/a0038617en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/345151en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's post-print version of an article published in Dreaming ©American Psychological Association - http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038617 This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.en
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the direction of the predictive relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is important to model its underlying mechanisms. We examine the direction of this relationship and the mediating role of negative affect. A fixed interval diary study obtained pre-sleep and post-sleep measures of affect, nightmares, and self-harmful thoughts and behaviors (SHTBs) from 72 university students (88.9% female). The results show predictive utility of nightmares on SHTBs - indicating a four-fold increased risk of SHTBs. Additionally, results support the suggestion of a unidirectional predictive influence (of nightmares on likelihood of SHTBs but not vice versa). Moreover, post-sleep negative affect partially mediated the relationship between nightmares and post-sleep SHTBs. This empirically validates assumptions of directionality for future models.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=browsePA.ofp&jcode=drmen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038617en
dc.subjectnightmaresen
dc.subjectself-harmen
dc.titleThe unidirectional relationship of nightmares on self-harmful thoughts and behaviorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1573-3351en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; Nottingham Trent University ; University of Nottinghamen
dc.identifier.journalDreamingen
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