Positive youth development program targeting students with greater psychosocial needs: Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun, Pik Fong Tsui

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The Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. targets adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. Based on subjective outcome evaluation data collected from 2173 participants recruited in 52 schools, 257 conclusions were reported by the program implementers in the evaluation reports. These conclusions were further analyzed via secondary data analyses. Although most of the conclusions concerning perceptions of the Tier 2 Program, instructors, and program effectiveness were positive in nature, there were also conclusions on the difficulties encountered and suggestions for improvements. Consistent with the previous evaluation findings, the present study suggests that the Tier 2 Program was well received by different stakeholders and the program was beneficial to the development of the program participants in the first year of the Experimental Implementation Phase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011


  • Chinese adolescents
  • positive youth development
  • secondary data analysis
  • subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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