Focus group evaluation from the perspective of program implementers: Findings based on the secondary 2 program

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun, Christina Y.P. Tang

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Nine focus groups comprising 23 program implementers recruited from nine schools were conducted to evaluate the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 Program) of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). Qualitative findings showed that a majority of the program implementers regarded the program as beneficial to the program participants in different psychosocial domains. The program implementers also described the program positively and positive metaphors were used to represent the program. In conjunction with the previous research findings, the present study provides further support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. in promoting holistic development among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-1002
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


  • Focus group
  • Hong kong
  • Positive youth development program
  • Qualitative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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