Implementation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in a school with a religious background: A case study

Tan Lei Shek, Catalina S.M. Ng, Yammy L.Y. Chak

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This paper reports the findings of a case study that attempted to identify school-related factors influencing the quality of implementation of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The case study method was utilized to investigate perceptions of the program implementers of program effectiveness, and to identify the crucial factors for program success in a school with a religious background that admits students with high academic achievement. Findings demonstrated that incorporation of the program into the formal curriculum, good administrative support, efficient management from school, and presence of dedicated teachers contributed to program success. The present findings provide insight for the implementation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in schools with a religious background.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-349
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • adolescence
  • case study
  • implementation quality
  • positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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