Evaluation of a community-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Using the subjective outcome evaluation strategy, we investigated program implementers' perceptions of the Tier 1 Program of the community-based P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong. After completion of the program, 599 program implementers completed a valid and reliable scale (i.e., Form B) to give their ratings on program content, their own performance, and perceived program effectiveness. As expected, most program implementers perceived the program in a favorable way by giving very positive ratings on the three aspects measured in Form B. Grade differences on the ratings were observed, with implementers teaching the senior curriculum held more positive views on program effectiveness than did those teaching the junior curriculum. Similar to previous findings, perceived program content and perceived worker performance predicted program effectiveness. Findings of the present study provide further evidence for the success of the Tier 1 Program of the community-based P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Skills and Aspirations in Chinese Children and Youth
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Pages33-54
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140934
ISBN (Print)9781536140927
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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