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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and stigma-related characteristics associated with stigmatization and PCL-5 scores

From: Stigmatization related COVID-19 and PTSD among Chinese graduates

  Stigmatization against patients recovering from COVID-19 F/t p Stigmatization against people from high-risk areas F/t p PCL-5 Scores F/t p
MEAN SD MEAN SD MEAN SD
Gender    -0.333 0.739    -1.615 0.107    -2.389 0.017*
 Male 1.76 1.06    1.82 0.99    16.16 13.16   
 Female 1.79 0.97    1.93 1.03    18.31 14.08   
Age    1.714 0.181    1.795 0.167    0.218 0.804
 18–23 1.74 1.01    1.84 1.00    17.59 14.11   
 24–29 1.87 1.01    1.98 1.05    16.98 12.99   
  ≥ 30 1.86 0.77    1.86 0.77    16.57 11.13   
Educational attainment    3.915 0.02*    5.175 0.006**     
 Bachelor’s degree 1.74 1.00    1.83 0.99    17.48 14.08 0.249 0.779
 Master’s degree 1.94 1.03    2.07 1.10    17.15 12.35   
 Doctor’s degree 1.33 0.52    1.33 0.52    13.83 14.36   
Working position    2.825 0.038*    0.969 0.407    13.465  < 0.001***
 Have found a job 1.84 1.04    1.92 1.04    15.16 12.27   
 Continue further study 1.65 0.91    1.79 0.96    16.67 11.37   
 Look for a job 1.74 1.00    1.88 1.01    21.56 16.19   
 Go abroad or plan to go abroad 2.06 1.15    1.94 1.07    22.28 19.11   
  1. Note: *p-value < 0.05; **p-value < 0.01; ***p-value < 0.001