Qualitative evaluation of the training program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Keith K.L. Wong

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Abstract

A total of 358 participants from 52 schools participated in a 3-day training program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. At the end of the training program, participants were invited to write down what they had learned and their experience. A total of 317 written comments were collected from the participants in four training workshops. The results showed that most respondents had a positive perception of the training program and instructors. Most participants felt that the training program enhanced their understanding of positive youth development and the project and offered them opportunities for self-reflection. Participants showed more confidence in program implementation but also pointed out the difficulties in program implementation. This qualitative evaluation study provides support for the effectiveness of the training program in the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-423
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • Qualitative evaluation
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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