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Professor Dr. Uğur Batı interpreted TUIK's "Life Satisfaction Survey": While men endure in silence with their problems, women prefer to solve them by talking to their circles.



Nişantaşı University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Ugur Batı evaluated the relationship between gender and happiness, decreased life satisfaction in Turkey and factors that make individuals unhappy in the light of the TUIK data.

Turkey Statistics Institute (TUIK), "Life Satisfaction Survey" results were announced in 2019. Accordingly, the ratio of those in Turkey who says "I am happy" fell to its lowest level in 16 years. It was concluded that women are happier than men. Married individuals were seen to be happier than non-married people. When the level of happiness is analyzed by age groups, it was observed that the happiness rate of people aged 65 and over is the highest. While the unhappiness of the 25-34 age group has doubled, those who say “Money makes you happy” decreased to 32 percent in 15 years.

“MEN ENDURE IN SILENCE MORE WITH THEIR EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS WHEN COMPARED TO WOMEN”

Nişantaşı University Faculty Member and Decision Scientist Prof. Dr. Uğur Batı evaluated the results of TUIK's life satisfaction survey.

By stating that the crisis-solving strategies of women and men differ, Batı said that men endure in silence with their problems and women found an easier solution by talking and getting support from their circles. By telling that "Men experience their emotional problems inside themselves more than women," Batı said:

"However, when women encounter a problem, they can solve it in themselves. Women can better equip their environment with friends and family systems than men. When support is needed, they can get more support from men. Another issue is that women have a different strategy to solve crisis than men. Men are looking on external factors when seeking a solution. We can give the example of drinking alcohol and smoking. However, these are factors that give more unhappiness."

“WOMEN ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN LEAVING THE PAST BEHIND AND STEP FORWARD TO FUTURE”

While noting that women are more successful in determining priorities, planning life and leaving the past behind and looking to the future, Batı said, “For this reason, women are more successful in establishing a more planned and programmed life. We observe that women are more willing to look after themselves, especially in the facing with the problem.”

By stating that women are emotionally stronger than men, Batı emphasized that women and men have different strategies to deal with problems.

“WOMEN ARE MORE DETERMINED AND TRY HARDER THAN MEN TO KEEP THEIR LIVES ORGANIZED”

By defending the opinion that women are more determined than men and that they can express their desires more openly and seek solutions, Uğur Batı claimed that this situation originated from evolutionary biology. Prof. Dr. Uğur Batı has argued that women recover faster and draw their paths faster than men after divorce:

"After the divorce, women can usually rest themselves for a while, while men usually pursuing new relationships. Women are much better than men in self-sufficiency. For example, after the divorce, women can usually rest themselves for a while while men usually pursue new relationships."

By stating that especially urban women make more efforts on many issues than urban men, Batı said, “Statistics support this. In the areas of personal development, women are doing much more than men."

“MARRIAGE EXPELL PEOPLE FROM LONELINESS”

Batı said those against the perception of "The single individuals are happier than the married people.":

"Marriage is just a family matter, not a heart journey between two individuals or the peak of romantic love. To be married, you don't have to have love. Matching is a biological phenomenon, but marriage is a cultural phenomenon. Marriage, together with the family, is the smallest building block of the society. Looking at this building block, people have reached the result of their search to establish a connection when they are together. Couples can support each other in the face of difficulties and crises. On the other hand, marriage takes away from loneliness. We coincide with the social structures created by married people in the family first and then with other married people. This is a situation that supports individuals in terms of loneliness. People survive by sharing their anxiety and fears. As a result of our observations, we can say that marriage is an advantage in dealing with these. Apart from that, marriage can make the individual happy in many aspects from a physiological and psychological perspective. The social support provided to the individual makes the person happy in terms of its protective nature from loneliness and the meaning it adds to life. On the other hand, regular sexual life and nutrition issues positively affect the individual's happiness."

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE CHILD WHOSE MUM AND DAD FIGHT AND THE SOLDIER WHO IS IN A BATTLE

Prof. Dr.  Uğur Batı, finished his words as the following:

When you look at the brain research mechanisms, the psychology experienced by a child whose parents fights at home and manifestation of this in his brain are in fact the same as the psychology of the soldier who had a gunfight in the war. The same places in the brain react to this situation. So, all these factors pose a vital threat to make you unhappy, as it is something that is not human.

Release date: 18.02.2020