Psychological problems cause decrease in academic achievement among students. However, social support can lessen psychological problems. Main purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between social support and students’ psychological problems (depression, anxiety and stress). A sample of 100 students (50 male & 50 female) was taken randomly and data were collected from the respective respondents via a questionnaire. The researcher used Social Support Behaviour (SSB) scale to assess the level of social support among students and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) to determine the level of depression, anxiety, and stress among students. Pearson product moment correlations were used to determine the strength and direction of relationship between social support and psychological problems. Main findings of the study revealed that there was a significant negative relationship between social support and learners’ psychological problems. Social support is very useful in decreasing psychological problems of the learners. Therefore, teachers and counselors may focus on social support of the learners to enhance their psychological well-being.


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  • Received: 30 April 2015
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