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Table 3 Linear regression model comparing stress, anxiety, depression scores with coping mechanisms

From: COVID-19 and mental health: a multi-country study—the effects of lockdown on the mental health of young adults

Coping mechanism Stress scores Anxiety score Depression score
B p value B p value B p value
Avoidant coping   
 Self-destruction 0.334 0.011 0.186 0.101 0.377 0.005
 Denial − 0.219 0.110 0.012 0.922 − 0.110 0.433
 Substance abuse 0.137 0.331 0.523 0.000 0.258 0.073
 Behavioral Disengagement 0.759 0.000 0.540 0.000 0.748 0.000
 Venting 0.577 0.000 0.312 0.012 0.433 0.003
 Self-blame 0.945 0.000 0.757 0.000 1.207 0.000
Approach coping
 Active coping − 0.061 0.670 0.184 0.140 − 0.205 0.162
 Emotional support − 0.031 0.820 − 0.053 0.653 − 0.122 0.381
 Informational support 0.163 0.240 0.095 0.426 0.103 0.467
 Positive reframing − 0.268 0.049 − 0.141 0.230 − 0.307 0.027
 Planning 0.138 0.350 0.024 0.851 0.043 0.772
 Acceptance 0.041 0.762 − 0.112 0.338 0.212 0.124
Neutral coping
 Humor 0.054 0.598 0.064 0.469 0.040 0.701
 Religion − 0.195 0.051 − 0.107 0.216 − 0.299 0.003