This study investigates the relation between perceived social support levels and self-esteem levels of adolescents. It is a descriptive study. Participants were 257 adolescents from different high schools from Burdur, in Turkey. Data were collected by Social Support Appraisals Scale For Children and Adolescents with Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory Short Form. Results showed that according to gender, there is a statistically significant difference on the perceived peer and teacher support levels however there is no difference on self-esteem levels. A statistically significant positive relation between perceived social support levels and self-esteem levels of adolescents was found. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.