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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis of association between characteristics of the participants and depression symptoms

From: Prevalence and factors associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms among Palestinian medical students

Variable Unstandardized Coefficients S.E. Standardized Coefficients t p-value
Motives for studying medicine −0.12 0.82 −0.01 − 0.14 0.888
If given a chance, would study medicine again 0.20 1.13 0.01 0.18 0.856
Academic stage −2.86 0.96 −0.14 −2.96 0.003
Grade Point Average (GPA) −2.84 0.99 −0.13 −2.87 0.004
Mental health status −4.54 0.47 −0.49 −9.58 0.000
Ever attempted suicide 5.12 2.16 0.11 2.37 0.019
Financial status −0.42 0.51 −0.04 − 0.83 0.407
Social life −0.73 0.49 −0.08 −1.50 0.135
Religious commitment −1.46 0.49 −0.15 −2.99 0.003