Program implementers' evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: A study based on different cohorts

Tan Lei Shek, Pik Fong Tsui

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Abstract

A total of 216 schools participated in the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 1, 2 and 3 levels) of Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) in the 2008/09 school year. Based on the subjective outcome evaluation findings collected from students and instructors in each grade, the program implementers wrote down five conclusions in their reports. Utilizing secondary data analysis, the conclusions in the reports were further analyzed. Results showed that most of the conclusions concerning perceptions of the program, instructors and effectiveness of the program were positive in nature. There were also conclusions indicating difficulties encountered and recommendations for improvement. The result of the present study is consistent with previous studies using the same method as well as using other evaluation means for the same grades. The findings suggest that the Tier 1 Program is well received by the stakeholders and the program is effective in promoting the holistic development of adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Integrative research
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • 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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