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Table 4 Dominances of coping strategies among international and Hungarian students categorized by gender

From: Health anxiety, perceived stress, and coping styles in the shadow of the COVID-19

Coping strategies Female Male
International students n = 201 n = 140
 Goal oriented 51 (25.37%) 44 (31.43%)
 Thinking it over 23 (11.44%) 18 (12.86%)
 Wishful thinking 104 (51.74%) 61 (43.57%)
 Avoidance 23 (11.44%) 17 (12.14%)
Hungarian students n = 719 n = 229
 Cognitive restructuring 309 (42.98%) 99 (43.23%)
 Problem analysis 279 (38.80%) 93 (40.61%)
 Stress reduction 95 (13.21%) 27 (11.79%)
 Passive coping 36 (5.01%) 10 (4.37%)