Even though there has been systematic research into the perception of social support, few studies have sought to understand their influence on adolescents’ psychological well-being. This study aims to identify possible consequences of social support perception in the various dimensions of psychological well-being. The study sample consisted of 283 Portuguese students, ranging from grammar to secondary education, between 12 and 17 years old, being 52.7 % were female. Two self-report scales were used to assess psychological well-being and perceived social support. Results showed significant influences of social support dimensions of perception (friends, family, teachers, and general support) in the dimensions of psychological well-being. Still, low levels of perceptions of support were also associated with lower levels of psychological well-being compared to those with higher perception support. The individual’s perception of social support is related to psychological well-being. These results suggest that adolescents support is a variable that can limit the development of capacities inherent to their positive achievement. Further research needs to be conducted to systematize research on the topic.
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