Helping adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: The extension phase of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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Abstract

Subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 24,198 students of 236 schools after completion of the Tier 2 Program in the second year of the Extension Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Using schools as units of analysis, results showed that the program, implementers, and effectiveness were perceived in a positive manner. Although subjective outcome evaluation findings differed across participant types, grades, and program types did not show significant differences on the outcome measures. Consistent with previous reports, perceived effectiveness of the program was significantly predicted by student perceptions about the program and program instructor. These findings provide support for the claim that the Tier 2 Program is effective in promoting positive development among adolescents with greater psychosocial needs in the extension phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • at-risk adolescents
  • Hong Kong
  • 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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