Mental health literacy is useful for women's psychological empowerment

  • Tawfeeq Alghazali College of Media, department of journalism / The Islamic University in Najaf, Najaf, Iraq.
  • Khairi Ibrahim Murad Al-Farahidi University / College of Law / Iraq.
  • Mayada Abd Al-Manara College For Medical Sciences / (Maysan) /Iraq.
  • Mohammed Salim Abdulameer English Language and Literature Department, Al-Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Iraq.
  • Ahmed Abdulateef Sabti Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Dhafar Osama Mohammed Ameen English Department, AlNoor University College, Nineveh, Iraq.
  • Zainab Tareq Abdulkareem Al-Esraa University College, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Zahraa Amir Abd Zaid Mazaya University College / Iraq.


Mental health literacy, psychological control, health education, physical exercise, psychological empowerment..


Mental health literacy is improving the health behavior of the public in developed countries. The governments of developing nations are working to provide better health facilities to the public by reforming the health sector with new policies. Women are a significant part of society, but many countries have fewer policies for women's health. Turkish women are reportedly facing health issues in their routine life. The significant objective of this research is to determine the moderating impact of health education, physical exercise, and psychological control between mental health literacy and Turkish women's psychological empowerment. This research is based on primary data and collected responses using a random sampling method from 402 female respondents. The findings disclose that mental health literacy is useful for women when they have health education, physical exercise, and psychological control. The model developed by this research is a significant addition to the knowledge as the gap identified in the research. Furthermore, the research has critical practical implications for improving Turkish women's psychological empowerment. In the final section of the research, the limitations of this study are highlighted. Furthermore, these limitations are demonstrated with practical implications that scholars can use in future studies to develop the research gap better to contribute significantly to the literature.

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