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Table 3 The descriptions of the classes in four samples

From: Effects of sources of social support and resilience on the mental health of different age groups during the COVID-19 pandemic

Total sample family friends or small groups communities organizations or institutions whole society
class1(16.1%) 1.91 1.71 1.67 1.60 1.83
class2(17.5%) 4.01 2.54 1.87 1.66 2.18
class3(35.6%) 3.42 2.97 2.95 2.89 3.16
class4(20.9%) 4.06 3.68 3.94 3.96 4.02
class5(9.9%) 4.88 4.78 4.95 4.94 4.94
Emerging sample
 class1(11.8%) 1.96 1.83 1.69 1.61 1.88
 class2(16.4%) 3.98 2.51 1.81 1.66 2.14
 class3(40.2%) 3.42 3.02 2.91 2.93 3.22
 class4(20.1%) 4.01 3.66 3.93 3.99 4.04
 class5(11.5%) 4.91 4.81 4.96 4.95 4.95
Adult sample
 class1(16.9%) 1.92 1.71 1.67 1.61 1.85
 class2(16.9%) 4.02 2.58 1.88 1.66 2.22
 class3(35.0%) 3.41 2.97 2.95 2.90 3.15
 class4(21.1%) 4.05 3.69 3.94 3.96 4.03
 class5(10.1%) 4.88 4.78 4.95 4.95 4.93
Older sample
 class1(14.9%) 1.84 1.65 1.62 1.53 1.73
 class2(22.1%) 3.98 2.40 1.87 1.67 2.05
 class3(35.3%) 3.50 2.95 3.01 2.82 3.19
 class4(20.1%) 4.13 3.63 3.96 3.93 3.98
 class5(7.6%) 4.86 4.76 4.96 4.93 4.95
  1. Note. class 1 = low social support class, class 2 = predominantly proximal support class, class 3 = predominantly remote support class, class 4 = moderate social support class, class 5 = high social support class