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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and correlation coefficient (N = 3000)

From: The effect of cognition and affect on preventive behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study in China

  M SD α Knowledge (KN) Negative Emotion (NE) Risk Perception (PR) Going Out (GO) Preventive Behaviors (PB)
KN 2.20 0.80   1     
NE 3.47 1.08 0.87 −0.10** 1    
PR 23.89 21.13 0.80 −0.00 0.18** 1   
GO 1.98 0.74 0.80 −0.22** 0.36** 0.12** 1  
PB 3.22 0.68 0.69 0.33** −0.29** −0.11** − 0.60** 1
  1. Note. α means Cronbach alpha. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001