Qualitative evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings based on focus groups

Tan Lei Shek, Catalina S.M. Ng, Pik Fong Tsui

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The purpose of this paper is to document the experiences of program implementers of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Thirteen program implementers from three schools were invited to participate in three focus groups to discuss their views on the Tier 1 Program (Secondary Three Level) of the project. All program implementers regarded the program as beneficial to the program participants in different psychosocial domains, particularly interpersonal and personal levels. The program implementers also perceived the program positively and positive metaphors were used to represent the program. Consistent with the previous research findings, the present study provides evidence that support the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in promoting holistic development in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • Focus group
  • Positive youth development program
  • Program implementers
  • Qualitative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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