Table 4: The relationship between GAD and participants pattern of coping.

 Variable GAD Descriptive Statistics Yes No Maintaining a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercises) X2 = 9.846, df = 1 P = 0.002 OR: 9.047 Yes 3 (9.2) 307 (90.8) No 25 (19.8) 101 (80.2) Spending time with loved ones whom you live with (if feasible) X2 = 10.875, df = 1 P = 0.001 OR: 10.567 Yes 23 (8.1) 261 (91.9) No 33 (18.3) 147 (81.7) Getting social support from colleagues X2 = 4.020, df = 1 P = 0.05 Yes 17 (18.1) 77 (81.9) No 39 (10.5) 331 (89.5) Internet use X2 = 0.281, df = 1 P = 0.60 Yes 45 (12.5) 315 (87.5) No 11 (10.6) 93 (89.4) Getting scientific updates on COVID-19 X2 = 0.46, df = 1 P = 0.83 Yes 38 (12.3) 271 (87.7) No 18 (11.6) 137 (88.4) Maintaining communication with loved ones who are faraway (phone calls, media chats) X2 = 0.899, df = 1 P = 0.34 Yes 46 (12.8) 312 (37.2) No 10 (9.4) 96 (90.6) Getting enough rest between work hours X2 = 1.571, df = 1 P = 0.21 Yes 33 (13.9) 204 (86.1) No 23 (10.1) 204 (89.9) Religion X2 = 0.225, df = 1 P = 0.64 Yes 27 (12.9) 183 (87.1) No 29 (11.4) 225 (83.6) Taking out the anxiety or stress on colleagues and loved ones X2 = 1.671, df = 1 P = 0.20 Yes 10 (17.2) 48 (82.8) No 46 (11.3) 360 (88.7) Use of alcohol X2 = 0.636, df = 1 P = 0.70FE Yes 1 (5.9) 16 (94.1) No 55 (12.3) 392 (87.7) Use of other psychoactive substances X2 = 0.300 P = 0.476FE Yes 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0) No 55 (12.0) 404 (88.0)

X2: Chi Square; P: P value, df: Degree of Freedom; OR: Odds Ratio