Areda Survey, Turkey’s reliable research company, investigated whether mental health or physical health is more important for citizens in human life in Turkey.
Areda Survey investigated whether mental health or physical health is more important for citizens in human life in Turkey. According to the results of the research, 81.8 percent of people emphasized that mental health is important, while 18.2 percent stated that physical health is important.
Although mental health and physical health are interrelated, they significantly affect people’s quality of life. Being in harmony with the connection between the body and the soul, which is the indicator of the physical well-being of the individual, supports the individual’s healthy living and social harmony. 81.8 percent of the participants who answered the question posed by Areda Survey stated that mental health is more important than physical health for people.
THE MOST WOMEN CARE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
While 84.7 percent of women emphasized the importance of mental health, 78.8 percent of men answered that mental health is more important. Young people who participated in the study came to the forefront with a rate of 85 percent as the age group that values the importance of mental health compared to the middle and older participants. In the study, it was concluded that the participants with higher education attach more importance to mental health than those with lower education.
THE POSITIVE EFFECT OF FAITH ON MENTAL HEALTH INCREASES WITH AGE.
According to the results of the research, it was determined that belief had a positive effect on mental health by 73.1 percent. 77.4 percent of the participants who thought that belief had a positive effect on mental health consisted of participants aged 55 and over. However, it was also found that the positive effect of belief on mental health increased with increasing age.
21.1 PERCENT SAYS MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT RELATED TO BELIEF
According to the survey, 21.1 percent of the participants stated that belief has no effect on mental health, while 5.8 percent stated that it has a negative effect. Considering the level of education, although there is a tendency to decrease in the attitude towards the positive relationship between belief and mental health in parallel with the increase in education level, approximately 69 percent of university graduates underlined that belief has a positive effect on mental health.