Implementation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Observations based on the Co-Walker Scheme

Tan Lei Shek, Catalina S M Ng, Louis P F Toh

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Abstract

The implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 1 Program) of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in the third year of the Full Implementation Phase was examined in this study, with classroom observations of 233 units in 157 schools. Results demonstrated that the overall level of program adherence was generally high with an average of 72.96%. A total of 13 aspects regarding program delivery were significantly correlated. Multiple regression analyses indicated that overall implementation quality was significantly predicted by student participation and involvement, classroom control, use of positive and supportive feedback, degree of achievement of the objectives, and time management. Student participation and involvement, classroom control, degree of achievement of the objectives, and time management were significant predictors of success of implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-363
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • observation
  • positive youth development program
  • program adherence
  • program implementation quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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