The study examined the relationship between perceived social support and happiness. The participants consisted of two classes of 46 second semester introductory psychology students, 14 males and 32 females. Their mean age was 21.2. Two questionnaires were to be completed in the psychology lab during the students usual class time. A positive correlation was found between happiness and social support; the hypothesis was supported. The study concluded that happiness and social support are positively related, as one increases the other increases and as one decreases the other decreases. Future research examining the relationship between perceived social support and happiness was suggested.
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