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Social relationships are an important element of everyday life. They are related to well-being, and can bring happiness and fulfillment to our lives. Self-esteem is extremely important to our health, physical and psychological. It is so important that we go to great lengths to preserve it and build it up. There are many factors that go into the formation of self-esteem, and this paper looks at the relationship between self-esteem and social support. The research hypothesis was that there would be a positive relationship between social support and self-esteem. The hypothesis was supported, but the correlation was not strong. This could be because there are many factors that are involved with the development of self-esteem, and social relationships and involvement is just one aspect. A multi-faceted approach is probably the best way to view self-esteem. It is different for everybody, and no one thing is the sole determinant of self-esteem.

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