Process evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

B.M.F. Law, Tan Lei Shek

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic research

Abstract

This study examined the program adherence and implementation process of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (P.A.T.H.S. denotes Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) and investigated the predictors of the quality and success of program implementation. Program delivery in 62 randomly selected schools in Hong Kong was systematically observed by using 11 process indicators. Results showed that overall levels of program adherence and implementation quality were high. Process evaluation scores varied with school grade, type of implementer, and mode of curriculum integration. Exploratory factor analysis showed that the implementation process is a unidimensional construct. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that both the program adherence and implementation process predict implementation quality and success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment and evaluation of positive adolescent training through holistic social programs (P.A.T.H.S.)
PublisherSpringer
Pages227-246
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789814451543, 9814451541
ISBN (Print)9789814451536, 9814451533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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