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  1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.10.08.21264752: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    RandomizationAll analyses were conducted in Mplus version 8 (Muthén & Muthén, 2017) using a robust full information maximum likelihood (FIML) estimation procedure for handling missing data which assumes missing data are unrelated to the outcome variable (i.e., missing at random) (Enders, 2001).
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).

    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    However, our findings should be considered alongside several important study limitations. First, we used an on-line “snow-ball” recruitment method, which reduced the representativeness of our sample and the generalizability of the findings. Specifically, people who complete online surveys differ from people who do not, and thus the proportions of people in each trajectory should not be taken as population-level estimates (Pierce, McManus, et al., 2020). Second, our cohort included participants from the US and Israel, countries characterized by considerable differences in virus spread, government restrictions, and health care. Indeed, living in Israel predicted membership in the resilient group. Notably, however, at time T1 data collection, the restrictions on residents were similar in both Israel and the US. Moreover, a recent study in the US, the United Kingdom, and Israel similarly found that Israeli participants exhibited lower levels of general anxiety compared to others (Bareket-Bojmel, Shahar, & Margalit, 2020), which might reflect cultural differences in expressing anxiety symptoms. Importantly, the trajectory patterns were largely robust to these differences, and similar findings emerged when the sample was restricted to only the US participants. In sum, we found distinct patterns of adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic in our longitudinal cohort. These patterns were prospectively predicted by dispositional resilience factors and by COVID-19 stressors, suggesting that ...

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.

    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.

    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.

    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.

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