Process evaluation of the implementation of the Secondary 2 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. in the experimental implementation phase

Tan Lei Shek, Yan Lee Tak, Rachel C.F. Sun

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This study aimed to understand the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 Curriculum) delivered in the Experimental Implementation Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). Observers carried out process evaluation in the form of systematic observations of curriculum units in four randomly selected schools. Results showed that the overall level of program adherence was generally high, ranging from 70 to 95%, with an average of 83.6%. The mean ratings of the program implementation quality were high, and the interrater reliability on these ratings across the observers was highly reliable. Despite limitations, the findings of this study suggest that the implementation quality of the Secondary 2 Program (Tier 1 Program) of the Experimental Implementation Phase was favorable, and provide supporting evidence to account for the successful and encouraging outcomes of a major positive youth development program in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Positive youth development program
  • Process evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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