HomeJournal of Interdisciplinary Perspectivesvol. 2 no. 2 (2024)

Exploring the Influence of Social Support on the Psychological Well-Being of Senior High School Students in Davao Del Norte: A Correlational Study

Archie S. Otero | Prima O. Deguito | Analyn R. Regidor | Marleonie M. Bauyot

Discipline: Psychology and Health



The adolescent phase of life can be difficult due to academic, social and identity issues as well as mental health problems. Research has been conducted globally on how these aspects relate to psychological well-being in adolescents, especially in culturally rich countries like the Philippines. Our study specifically focuses on Davao del Norte, a prosperous province struggling with youth mental health issues despite its economic development. Our quantitative research uses established tools such as the Social Support Survey and Ryff's Psychological Well-being Scale. The results show that overall social support is strong (mean = 4.18), primarily from family members (mean = 4.34) and friends (mean = 4:01). Moreover, there is a positive correlation between social support and successful outcomes for teen participants (Pearson-r=0 .889). This study offers valuable information regarding Filipino cultural values of community-based supportive networks at all levels which benefits local policymakers, mental health professionals, and senior high school students alike. In conclusion, our mission lies not just in statistical analogy but also in initiating transformative changes facilitating resolving larger conversations about Youth Mental Health concerns within Philippines society.


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