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Table 5 Relationship between PSS, hope and the prevalence of depressive symptoms

From: Prevalence and its associated factors of depressive symptoms among Chinese college students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Variables N (%) Depressive symptoms χ2 P-value
No, n (%) Yes, n (%)
Perceived social support     173.232 < 0.001
Moderate 484 (28.8) 88 (18.2) 396 (81.8)   
High 1197 (71.2) 638 (53.3) 559 (46.7)   
Hope     415.912 < 0.001
Moderate 495 (29.4) 25 (5.1) 470 (94.9)   
High 1186 (70.6) 701 (59.1) 485 (40.9)