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Table 2 Correlation analyses for number of Covid-19-related symptoms, levels of Information Seeking Behaviour, and the IES-R dimensions and GAD-7

From: Incidence of PTSD and generalized anxiety symptoms during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak: an exploratory study of a large sample of the Italian population

Covid-19-relatedsymptoms IES_RI IES_RA IES_RH GAD-7
.145** .112** .217** .247**
Information-Seeking Behaviours
 Social Media .222** .138** .202** .213**
 Traditional Media .140** .005 .054 .048
 Institutional Sources .133** .029 .128** .094**
 Direct Contact .014 .075* −.002 −.017
  1. Notes: ** Spearman’s correlation is significant at .01. (two-tailed). * Spearman’s correlation is significant at .05 (two-tailed)