Qualitative evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Focus groups based on Secondary 3 program implementers

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Ten focus groups comprising 42 program implementers recruited from 10 schools were conducted to evaluate the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 3) of Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs) in the 2008/09 school year. Results showed that a majority of the program implementers used positive descriptors and metaphors to represent the program and they perceived that the program benefited the program participants in various psychosocial domains. In conjunction with the previous research findings, the present study provides further support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012


  • Focus group
  • Positive youth development
  • Project implementers
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • Qualitative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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