Chua Yee Chii, Chua Bee Seok, Agnis Sombuling


The current study aimed to examine the importance of perceived social support from parents, peers, and teachers in relation to the adolescent’s global self-worth. A self-report survey was administrated to a total of 100 adolescents in a public high school. Data were collected by using Social Support Scale for Children and Adolescence (SSSCA) and Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents (SPPA).  The validity and reliability of questionnaires were verified. The Standard Multiple Regression analysis was conducted to determine the best predictor of global self-worth among adolescents. The results of the analysis indicated that this combination of variables significantly predicted global self-worth, F (3, 96) = 5.97, p < 0.01. Surprisingly, the finding revealed that the peer support makes a significant contribution to the prediction of global self-worth, (β = .322, p < 0.01). While, there were no significant contribution of parent and teacher support towards global self-worth among adolescents. The conclusions and implications in the impact of the social support and the global self-worth were discussed.

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