Relationship Between Perceived Social Support and Psychological Well-Being Among Students Based On Mediating Role of Academic Motivation

  • Leila EmadpoorEmail author
  • Masoud Gholami Lavasani
  • Seyyed Mahdi Shahcheraghi


The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between perceived social support and psychological well-being among students based on mediating role of academic motivation. Participants were 371 female high school students from second and third-grade students who were randomly selected by applying a multi-stage cluster sampling technique in Tehran, Iran. To examine the research variables, Psychological Well-being Questionnaire of Ryff (1989). Social Support Appraisals Scale of Vaux et al. (1986). and Academic Motivation Measure of Harter (1981) were used. Data analysis was done by calculating correlation coefficients and path analysis. The findings showed that the perceived social support directly and positively influence significant psychological well-being and academic motivation. The path analysis revealed that perceived social support might indirectly have an effect on psychological well-being through mediating role of academic motivation. The perceived social support explained 13 % of the academic motivation variation, and academic motivation predicted 37 % of variation in psychological well-being.


Psychological well-being Perceived social support Academic motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leila Emadpoor
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masoud Gholami Lavasani
    • 1
  • Seyyed Mahdi Shahcheraghi
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology and EducationUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Law and Islamic studiesImam Sadiq UniversityTehranIran

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