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Table 2 Associations between total MHFA scores and categorical demographic factors

From: An experimental study exploring the impact of vignette gender on the quality of university students’ mental health first aid for peers with symptoms of depression

Variable Mean MHFA score (SD) Statistic P-value
Gender   Z = −2.30 .021
Male (N = 126) 2.67 (1.54)   
Female (N = 357) 2.96 (1.50)   
Type of degree   Z = −5.54 <.001
‘Clinically-relevant' (N = 161) 3.45 (1.67)   
‘Non-relevant' (N = 320) 2.60 (1.36)   
Level of education   Z = −0.45 .652
Undergraduate (N = 436) 2.89 (1.56)   
Postgraduate (N = 46) 2.84 (1.09)   
Origin   Z = −3.28 .001
Home student (N = 393) 2.99 (1.54)   
EU/International student (N = 88) 2.43 (1.32)   
Personal experience of mental health issue(s) Z = −1.50 .652
Yes (N = 273) 3.02 (1.57)   
No (N = 180) 2.76 (1.43)   
Experience of family member/close friend with mental health issue(s) Z = −3.89 <.001
Yes (N = 295) 3.13 (1.58)   
No (N = 129) 2.49 (1.30)   
Exposure to mental health media/campaigns in past twelve months Z = −3.02 .003
Yes (N = 280) 3.08 (1.50)   
No (N = 121) 2.66 (1.57)