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Table 5 Differences psychological well-being means scores based on students’ demographics (N = 1431)

From: Mental health, learning behaviour and perceived fatigue among university students during the COVID-19 outbreak: a cross-sectional multicentric study in the UAE

Variable Psychological well-being M (SD) P-value
Gender   0.054
 Male 2.94 (.75)  
 Female 3.02 (.7)  
Faculty   0.277
 Business 3.01 (.77)  
 Computer information science & applied media 3 (.74)  
 Education 3.11 (.68)  
 Engineering technology and science 3 (.66)  
 Health sciences 3.01 (.65)  
 Military and security 2.28 (.89)  
 General academic requirements division 2.97 (.71)  
Age in years   0.41
 Less than 20 3 (.74)  
 21–25 3 (.69)  
 26–30 2.8 (.79)  
 More than 30 3.22 (.53)  
Marital status   0.024
 Married 2.9 (.7)  
 Single 3 (.71)  
 Divorced 2.73 (.42)  
 Widowed 2.4 (.43)  
Number of children   0.63
 None 3 (.71)  
 1 2.8 (.69)  
 2 2.9 (.61)  
 3 2.96 (.95)  
 4 3 (.39)  
Working status   0.67
 Employed full time 3.07 (.89)  
 Employed part time 2.98 (.67)  
 Unemployed 3 (.7)  
Student level   0.54
 Semester two 3 (.8)  
 Semester three 2.97 (.71)  
 Semester four 3.1 (.67)  
 Semester five 3 (.75)  
 Semester six 2.99 (.69)  
 Semester seven 2.98 (.65)  
 Semester eight 2.96 (.63)  
Current GPA   0.006
 Not calculated (semester 2 students) 3.34 (.78)  
 Below 1 3.34 (1.1)  
 1 to 1.9 3.1 (.8)  
 2 to 2.9 2.98 (.7)  
 Above 3 2.98 (.69)  
Previous GPA   0.37
 Not calculated (semester 2 students) 3.05 (.82)  
 Below 1 3.41 (.43)  
 1 to 1.9 2.97 (.74)  
 2 to 2.9 2.98 (.71)  
 Above 3 3.03 (.68)  
Satisfaction with the number of assessments   0.028
 Very dissatisfied 2.99 (.84)  
 Dissatisfied 3.06 (.68)  
 Neutral 3.05 (.52)  
 Satisfied 3.01 (.66)  
 Very satisfied 2.89 (.92)  
Has your GPA improved at the end of Spring 2020 semester?    < .001
 Yes 2.96 (.7)  
 No 3.14 (.73)  
Was the type of online assessment successful?    < .001
 Yes 2.97 (.7)  
 No 3.12 (.72)  
  1. *p-value is significant at ≤ 0.05 using Welch ANOVA test
  2. **p-value is significant at ≤ 0.05 using Welch t-test