Subjective outcome evaluation of a positive youth development program targeting students with greater psychosocial needs

Tan Lei Shek, Lu Yu, Vicky Y T Ho

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The Tier 2 Program of Project PATHS (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs) targets adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. The present study investigated participants'subjective evaluation of the Tier 2 Program based on a sample of 34,081 participants in the 2008-2009 school year. Results showed that participants held positive views toward the program and program instructors, and perceived the program as helpful to the development of students. Regarding correlates of subjective outcome find-ings, programs that adopted the approach of volunteer training were perceived to be more positive than the other three types of programs in terms of participants'subjective outcome evaluation; participants in higher grades rated the program more favorably and perceived the program as more effective than did participants from lower grades. These findings provide further support for the effectiveness of the Tier 2 Program for adolescents with special psychosocial needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • Chinese adolescents
  • Positive youth development
  • Project PATHS
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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