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01 June 2023: Clinical Research

An Online Survey on the Relationship Between Positive Coping and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) of Medical Students in China During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Mediating Role of Social Support

Hong-tao Song 12ABCDEF* , Ling-ling Xia 1EF , Yan Ma 1B , Dongliang Jiao 1B , Sihan Chen 3B , Lijing Wang 1B , Wenjuan Wang 1B , Peipei Song 1B , Linlin Mu 1B , Li Li 1B , Mengdie Pan 1B , Lei Zhang 1B , Jing Zhao 1B , Jun-da Li 1EF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939485

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939485

Table 3 Social support, Coping style status and demographic characteristics of the PTSS group and non-PTSS group.

VariablesNon-PTSS group (n=1978)PTSS group (n=230)χ2/Zp
Education levelUndergraduate17612080.4220.516
Graduate student21722
Only childYes529722.1630.141
Native placeRural14171542.2000.138
Age (years, mean±SD)21.23±2.7321.11±2.72−0.8260.409
Social support [median(IQR)]37 (32–42)32 (28–36)−9.802
Objective support [median(IQR)]7 (5–8)6 (5–7)−6.231
Subjective support [median(IQR)]22 (19–26)19 (16–22)−8.246
Availability of support [median(IQR)]8 (7–9)7 (6–8)−7.286
Coping style [median(IQR)]36 (28–40)34 (29–39)−3.4580.001
positive coping [median(IQR)]27 (20–30)23 (17–26)−9.420
Negative coping [median(IQR)]9 (7–12)11 (9–14)8.603

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