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Table 3 Perceptions of all students about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their course of study and their economic and intangible existence (2020)

From: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress, mental health and coping behavior in German University students – a longitudinal study before and after the onset of the pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on…     
  Strongly agree/agree/ undecided Disagree/highly disagree pa
  Total n n % n %  
study 1821 1549 85.1 272 14.9  
Female 1282 1114 86.9 168 13.1 0.005
Male 413 336 81.4 77 18.6
MED 744 647 87.0 97 13.0 0.024
STEM 907 753 83.0 154 17.0
HSC 152 136 89.5 16 10.5
economic existence 1822 449 24.6 1373 75.4  
Female 1283 306 23.9 977 76.1 0.802
Male 413 101 24.5 312 75.5
MED 741 134 18.1 607 81.9 0.000
STEM 910 277 30.4 633 69.6
HSC 153 34 22.2 119 77.8
intangible existence 1823 1244 68.2 579 31.8  
Female 1284 889 69.2 395 30.8 0.014
Male 413 259 62.7 154 37.3
MED 743 477 64.2 266 35.8 0.005
STEM 910 652 71.6 258 28.4
HSC 152 101 66.4 51 33.6
  1. aPearson’s chi-squared test; p values are for the differences between female and male, as well as between the study subgroups of medicine (MED); science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and health sciences (HSC) in the use of preventive measures