Social Support And Academic Achievement Among Adolescents: Review Of Literature

  • Judith Ngalawesa, Dr. Navdeep Singh Raji



The purpose of the review paper is to highlight developments that have taken place in social support research particularly the relationships between social support and academic achievement. Analysis of the reviews shows that there are variations in the way different types and dimensions of social support impact on academic achievement. The variations are observed in the way students perceive parental, peer and teacher support. Some students have a high perception of teacher support while others have a high perception of parent and peer support.  Variables like socio-economic status, age, gender, and ethnicity also have an impact on academic achievement of students. The review concludes by suggesting possible dimensions for further research in order to have an in-depth understanding of the relationship between social support and academic achievement.