Aim: The aim of this study was to define the relationship between social support, social phobia and loneliness among first year students in Vocational School of Health Services. Method: The sample of this descriptive study consisted of 353 students who are studying in the first grade in Atatürk University Vocational School of Health Services. In order to determine the relationship between social support, social phobia and loneliness; Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, UCLA Loneliness Scale and Sociodemographic Status Scale were used. In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics, One-way ANOVA, t test and regression analysis were used. Results: When the family support of the students was evaluated according to gender; female students' perceptions of family support were higher than male students. When the loneliness levels were examined, it was determined that the loneliness level of male students was higher than that of female students. When the level of perceived social support was compared to the student's family expenses; Students who have difficulty in student expenses have lower social support perceptions. Loneliness perceptions of the students who have families who have no difficulty in the expenses of the students are found to be lower than the students who have difficulties in the expenses. The effect of loneliness on anxiety was found to be significant (p <0.00). Conclusion: As a result of this study, it has been determined that social support has a significant relationship between individual social phobia and loneliness levels.
Keywords: Social Support, Social Phobia, Loneliness