An evaluation of a community-based positive youth development program based on chinese junior school students in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Cecilia M.S. Ma, Moon Y.M. Law

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In this chapter we investigate students’ evaluations of a positive youth development program entitled Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The participants were 19,790 Secondary 1, 2 and 3 students who joined this program at the extension phase of the project. They were required to complete a subjective outcome evaluation form to indicate their perceptions of the program content, instructors, and effectiveness. Results showed that the students evaluated this program positively. Amongst the students in the three grades, Secondary 1 students evaluated the program most favorably whereas Secondary 3 students had the relatively least favorable evaluation. In addition, the program content and instructors accounted for approximately 35% of the variance in program effectiveness. The findings generally imply the successful implementation of this program in the community-based phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive Youth Development
Subtitle of host publicationLong Term Effects in a Chinese Program
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125405
ISBN (Print)9781536125399
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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