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Table 2 Differences in participants’ dressing patterns and food preferences from PNSC to PSC

From: Influence of perceived stress on dressing and eating behaviors of Chinese female university students residing in the United States

Variable PNSC mean PSC mean Mean changes T value Significance
Dressing
 Accessories 2.83 2.20 .63 4.27 < .001*
 Informal dress 3.52 3.01 .51 4.13 < .001*
 Formal dress 2.69 2.22 .47 3.95 < .001*
 Make-up 3.08 2.51 .57 3.14 .002*
 Skin care 2.31 1.88 .43 4.67 < .001*
 Hair 2.02 1.66 .36 3.57 .001*
 Scent 1.27 1.15 .12 2.47 .015*
 Appearance enhancement services 1.38 1.25 .13 2.22 .028*
Food
 Common foods 1.94 1.76 .18 2.16 .033*
 Mixed dishes 1.84 1.66 .18 2.40 .018*
 Soft foods 3.01 2.63 .38 3.00 .003*
 Salty/crunchy foods 2.24 2.16 .08 .72 .475
 Sweet foods 2.24 2.13 .11 .95 .344
 Creamy foods 2.12 1.97 .15 1.28 .205
 Beverages 3.27 3.02 .25 1.49 .140
  1. * p < .05