Table 2

Distribution of the number of positive/negative emotions experienced before, during, versus after the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak in China

BeforeDuringAfter
No of positive emotions
 011.55%28.90%13.13%
 110.23%11.13%9.67%
 219.32%18.57%19.49%
 358.90%41.40%57.71%
χ2 = 490.8384, p<0.0001
No of negative emotions
 039.57%26.40%35.36%
 122.24%18.23%21.66%
 219.24%18.27%19.08%
 310.61%18.97%13.61%
 48.35%18.13%10.29%
χ2 = 662.3433, p<0.0001
N11 131300012 513
  • The percentage of people experiencing the respective number of positive/negative emotions during each pandemic phase is shown.