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COVID-19-Related Intolerance of Uncertainty and Mental Health among Back-To-School Students in Wuhan: The Moderation Effect of Social Support

School of Medicine and Health Management of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030981
Received: 25 November 2020 / Revised: 18 January 2021 / Accepted: 19 January 2021 / Published: 22 January 2021
The current wave and future trend of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has triggered public uncertainty, causing unbearable psychological pressure on people. A cross-sectional online questionnaire was conducted among back-to-school students in Wuhan from 31 August 2020, to 14 September 2020, by using convenience sampling. A total of 1017 participants voluntarily provided sociodemographic characteristics and accomplished the following scales: the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS-12), the Social Support Scale (SSQ), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7), the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and the Insomnia Severity Index-7 (ISI-7). Results revealed that the levels of anxiety, depression, and insomnia were moderate, moderate and subthreshold, respectively. A one-way multivariate analysis of variance indicated that those with different attitudes toward the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic in China showed significantly different results in anxiety and depression (p < 0.001). Moderation modeling implicated that social support significantly moderated the predictive relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and mental health variables including anxiety and depression, but failed on insomnia. Findings indicate that back-to-school students in Wuhan experience mental health problems and improving social support measures could buffer the effect of intolerance of uncertainty with respect to COVID-19 on mental health. View Full-Text
Keywords: intolerance of uncertainty; social support; mental health; college students; COVID-19 intolerance of uncertainty; social support; mental health; college students; COVID-19
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Zhuo, L.; Wu, Q.; Le, H.; Li, H.; Zheng, L.; Ma, G.; Tao, H. COVID-19-Related Intolerance of Uncertainty and Mental Health among Back-To-School Students in Wuhan: The Moderation Effect of Social Support. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 981. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030981

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Zhuo L, Wu Q, Le H, Li H, Zheng L, Ma G, Tao H. COVID-19-Related Intolerance of Uncertainty and Mental Health among Back-To-School Students in Wuhan: The Moderation Effect of Social Support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):981. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030981

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Zhuo, Lijun, Qian Wu, Hong Le, Hao Li, Ling Zheng, Guoqing Ma, and Hongbing Tao. 2021. "COVID-19-Related Intolerance of Uncertainty and Mental Health among Back-To-School Students in Wuhan: The Moderation Effect of Social Support" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 981. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030981

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