Identification of success factors of the community-based Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

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This study attempted to identify the success factors in the community-based P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong. A qualitative study was conducted to collect views from social workers and program workers. Subjective evaluation reports filled by program participants and instructors were also used to support the findings of the focus group interviews. Results showed that the following factors contributed to positive program effects: 1) close relationship between instructors and participants; 2) good program design; 3) good professional skills and techniques of instructors; 4) smooth administrative management; and 5) presence of helping teachers. In conjunction with previous findings, the present study demonstrates the positive impact of the Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in promoting positive development of Chinese high school students in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-365
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Evaluation
  • Hong Kong
  • P.A.T.H.S. Project
  • Youth development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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