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Table 2 Bivariable analysis: associations of relevant variables with a strong sense of coherence (SOC) (SOC scale score median > 42)

From: Sense of coherence and associated factors among university students in China: cross-sectional evidence

Variables Categories SOC scale score median p-valuea
Gender Male 42  
Female 42 0.589
Father’s education High 43  
Low 41 0.079
Having religious beliefs No 42  
Yes 42 0.205
Income sufficiency Sufficient 43  
Insufficient 40 < 0.001
Only-child Yes 42  
No 42 0.035
Birth place Countryside 42  
Small city 42  
Large cityb 43 0.482
Subjective health Good 43  
Poor 37 < 0.001
Health awareness High 43  
Low 39 < 0.001
Nutrition importance Important 43  
Unimportant 37 < 0.001
Physical activity < 1 a week 40  
1–2 a week 42  
≥ 3 a week 44 < 0.001
Weight satisfaction Satisfied 43  
Dissatisfied 41 0.015
Good grade importance Important 42  
Unimportant 40 0.282
Performance compared with peers Better 44  
The same 43  
Worse 38 < 0.001
Having a partner Yes 43  
No 42 0.250
Social support Satisfied 44  
Dissatisfied 37 < 0.001
Relation with parents Good 43  
Poor 37 < 0.001
Relation with fellow students Good 43  
Poor 37 < 0.001
Relation with friends Good 43  
Poor 36 < 0.001
Isolation at university No 43  
Yes 37 < 0.001
Political situation Satisfied 44  
Dissatisfied 39 < 0.001
Age    0.026
BMI    0.292
Perceived stress scale score   < 0.001
  1. aChi square test for categorical variables and Mann–Whitney-U-test for continuous variables
  2. bCities higher than county level