School-related factors in the implementation of a positive youth development project in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Yammy L.Y. Chak, Candace W.Y. Chan

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Individual and focus group interviews were conducted to identify school-related factors that influence the process and quality of implementation of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Results of this case study approach showed that the program implementation quality was generally high. Factors that facilitate the implementation of the program were identified, including administrative support from the school and social work agency, presence of dedicated teachers, positive perceptions of the program among teachers, the teachers' self-disclosure, effective continuous assessment, and excellent co-teaching mode. Difficulties encountered by the school in the process of implementation were also observed. Based on the present findings, school-related process variables that facilitate or impede the implementation of positive youth development programs in the Chinese context are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1009
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese adolescents
  • Positive youth development
  • Process variables
  • Project implementation
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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