A stakeholder-collaborative evaluation of intervention for students with greater psychosocial needs

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Abstract

The Tier 2 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) in Hong Kong was designed and implemented by school social workers targeting adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. Based on the responses of 237 participants, 48 program implementers wrote down five conclusions on the program effectiveness in their reports submitted to the funding body. Based on a stakeholder- collaborative approach involving secondary data analyses, results showed that most conclusions were positive regarding participants' perceptions of the program, instructors and their perceived program effectiveness, although there were also conclusions reflecting difficulties encountered and suggestions for improvements. In conjunction with the previous evaluation findings, the present study suggests that the Tier 2 Program was well received by the stakeholders and the program was benefi- cial to the development of the program participants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Hong Kong
  • Positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • Stakeholder-involved evaluation
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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