Published on in Vol 8, No 2 (2021): February

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/22705, first published .
Factors Influencing Depression and Mental Distress Related to COVID-19 Among University Students in China: Online Cross-sectional Mediation Study

Factors Influencing Depression and Mental Distress Related to COVID-19 Among University Students in China: Online Cross-sectional Mediation Study

Factors Influencing Depression and Mental Distress Related to COVID-19 Among University Students in China: Online Cross-sectional Mediation Study

Yanqiu Yu 1*, PhD;  Rui She 1*, PhD;  Sitong Luo 1, PhD;  Meiqi Xin 1, PhD;  Lijuan Li 2, MPA;  Suhua Wang 3, PhD;  Le Ma 4, PhD;  Fangbiao Tao 5, PhD;  Jianxin Zhang 6, MSc;  Junfeng Zhao 7, PhD;  Liping Li 8, PhD;  Dongsheng Hu 9, 10, PhD;  Guohua Zhang 11, PhD;  Jing Gu 12, PhD;  Danhua Lin 13, PhD;  Hongmei Wang 14, PhD;  Yong Cai 15, PhD;  Zhaofen Wang 16, MSc;  Hua You 17, PhD;  Guoqing Hu 18, PhD;  Joseph Tak-Fai Lau 1, PhD

1 Centre for Health Behaviours Research, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , HK

2 School of Public Health, Dali University , Kunming , CN

3 Graduate School of Baotou Medical College, Baotou Medical College , Baotou , CN

4 Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an , CN

5 Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health , Hefei , CN

6 School of Public Health, Sichuan University , Chengdu , CN

7 Department of Psychology, School of Education, Henan University, Kaifeng , CN

8 Shantou Medical College , Shantou , CN

9 Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou , CN

10 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Shenzhen , CN

11 Department of Psychology, School of Psychiatry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou , CN

12 Department of Medical Statistics, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou , CN

13 Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University , Beijing , CN

14 School of Public Health, Zhejiang University School of Medicine , Hangzhou , CN

15 School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine , Shanghai , CN

16 Public Health Department, Qinghai University Medical College , Xining , CN

17 Department of Social Medicine and Health Education, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing , CN

18 Department of Epidemiology of Health Statistics, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha , CN

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Joseph Tak-Fai Lau, PhD
  • Centre for Health Behaviours Research
  • Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Prince Whales Hospital, Sha Tin
  • Hong Kong
  • HK
  • Phone: 852 22528727
  • Email: jlau@cuhk.edu.hk