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Table 1 Relationship between the study variables and positive/negative emotion

From: Evaluation of students' attitude and emotions towards the sudden closure of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

Variables Groups Frequency (%) Positive emotion score median (IQR) p Value Correlation Negative emotion score median (IQR) p Value Correlation
Age group
  6–9 1594 (7.7) 34 (27, 41)  < 0.001 − 0.238 23 (13, 33)  < 0.001 0.196
  10–12 3055 (14.8) 33 (26, 40)    23 (22, 34)   
  13–15 11,379 (55) 31 (23, 39)    25 (12, 38)   
   ≥ 16 4669 (22.6) 28 (20, 36)    29 (17, 41)   
Sex
  Male 6139 (29.7) 31 (26, 35) 0.027 0.22 26 (20,32) 0.097 − 0.008
  Female 14,558 (70.3) 31 (26, 35)    25 (19, 33)   
School type
  Public 17,238 (83.3) 31 (23, 39) 0.584 0.003 25 (12, 38) 0.114 − 0.011
  Private 3459 (16.7) 31 (22, 40)    25 (12, 38)   
Living location
  Urban 16,672 (80.6) 31 (22, 40)  < 0.001 0.121 25 (12, 38)  < 0.001 − 0.064
  Rural 4025 (19.4) 33 (25, 41)    24 (13, 35)   
Education level
  1–3 1752 (8.6) 33 (7)  < 0.001 − 0.226 23 (10)  < 0.001 0.179
  4—6 2330 (11.3) 33 (8)    23 (11)   
  7–9 11,798 (57) 31 (8)    25 (13)   
  10—12 4387 (21.2) 28 (8)    29 (12)   
GPA (average from a total score of 20)
   ≤ 15 944 (4.6) 29 (21,37)  < 0.001 0.105 30 (16, 44)  < 0.001 − 0.173
  15—18 3956 (19.1) 29 (21, 37)    29 (17, 41)   
   > 18 12,738 (86.2) 32 (23, 41)    24 (12, 36)