Positive school and classroom environment: Precursors of successful implementation of positive youth development programs

Rachel C F Sun, Tan Lei Shek, Man Hong Andrew Siu

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This case study was based on a school where the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. was integrated into the formal curriculum. In this case study, an interview with the school principal, vice-principal, and social worker was conducted in order to understand their perceptions of administrative arrangements and issues in the school, implementation characteristics, program effectiveness, program success, and overall impression. Results showed that several positive school and classroom attributes were conducive to program success, including positive school culture and belief in students' potentials, an inviting school environment, an encouraging classroom environment, high involvement of school administrative personnel, and systematic program arrangement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1074
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2008


  • Positive school culture
  • Positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • School related factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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