Evaluation of a community-based positive youth development program based on Chinese junior school students in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Man Sze Ma, Qiuzhi Xie

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Abstract

This study investigated students' evaluations of a positive youth development program entitled Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social program) 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
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • client satisfaction approach
  • positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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