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Table 6 Differences of fatigue 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 Median (interquartile range) P value
Gender   0.001**
 Male 1.65 (1.25–2.62)  
 Female 2.31 (1.50–2.93)  
Faculty   0.078*
 Business 1.93 (1.31–2.81)  
 Computer information science & applied media 2.18 (1.40–2.93)  
 Education 2.37 (1.65–2.93)  
 Engineering technology and science 2.00 (1.37–2.81)  
 Health sciences 2.50 (2.50–2.93)  
 Military and security 2.21 (1.54–2.87)  
 General academic requirements division 2.31 (1.39–3.00)  
Age in years   0.001*
 Less than 20 2.31 (1.56–2.93)  
 21–25 2.12 (1.37–2.87)  
 26–30 1.56 (1.18–2.25)  
 More than 30 1.81 (1.25–2.68)  
Marital status   0.019*
 Married 1.90 (1.25–2.54)  
 Single 2.25 (1.43–2.87)  
 Divorced 2.00 (1.42–3.04)  
 Widowed 1.18 (1.187–1.187)  
Number of children   0.165*
 None 2.25 (1.43–2.87)  
 1 1.81 (1.25–2.56)  
 2 2.12 (1.23–2.60)  
 3 1.18 (1.18–1.56)  
 4 1.62 (1.125–1.62)  
Working status   0.031*
 Employed full time 1.78 (1.29–2.68)  
 Employed part time 2.40 (1.57–2.87)  
 Unemployed 2.18 (1.40–2.87)  
Student level   0.078*
 Semester two 2.37 (1.50–2.87)  
 Semester three 2.31 (1.50–2.89)  
 Semester four 2.18 (1.37–2.93)  
 Semester five 2.18 (1.37–2.93)  
 Semester six 2.00 (1.31–2.93)  
 Semester seven 1.93 (1.35–2.93)  
 Semester eight 2.12 (1.31–2.75)  
Current GPA   0.83*
 Not calculated (semester 2 students) 2.59 (1.96–2.85)  
 Below 1 2.43 (1.68–2.71)  
 1 to 1.9 2.31 (1.48–2.90)  
 2 to 2.9 2.00 (1.31–2.81)  
 Above 3 2.25 (1.50–3.00)  
Previous GPA   0.001*
 Not calculated (semester 2 students) 2.37 (1.50–2.87)  
 Below 1 2.25 (1.56–2.59)  
 1 to 1.9 1.96 (1.31–2.75)  
 2 to 2.9 2.06 (1.31–2.76)  
 Above 3 2.37 (1.56–3.06)  
Satisfaction with the number of assessments   0.001*
 Very dissatisfied 2.87 (1.87–3.62)  
 Dissatisfied 2.81 (2.25–3.32)  
 Neutral 2.31 (1.68–2.87)  
 Satisfied 1.87 (1.31–2.56)  
 Very satisfied 1.37 (1.18–2.06)  
Has your GPA improved at the end of Spring 2020 semester?   0.001**
 Yes 1.93 (1.31–2.75)  
 No 2.62 (2.00–3.25)  
Was the type of online assessment successful?   0.001**
 Yes 1.87 (1.31–2.56)  
 No 3.00 (2.50–3.62)  
  1. *Kruskal_Wallis (H)
  2. **Mann_Whitney (U)