Subjective outcome evaluation of the community-based P.A.T.H.S Project: Views of program implementers

Tan Lei Shek, Tsin Yee Janet Leung, Cecilia M.S. Ma, Jing Wu

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The present study adopted subjective outcome evaluation to examine program effectiveness from the views of implementers (N=375) who implemented the community-based Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The results revealed that most of the program implementers were satisfied with the program content, their own performance, and program benefits. In agreement with previous studies, the satisfaction ratings of both program content and implementer performance positively predicted perceived program benefits. Regarding the influences of different program delivery approaches, programs with the "interest-enhancement" (INT) element received a more positive evaluation from implementers than did the programs without that element. For programs with the "work-related" (WORK) element, parental involvement significantly raised implementers' satisfaction ratings on their own performance. The current findings provided evidence for the effectiveness of the P.A.T.H.S. Tier 2 Program from the perspective of the implementers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-405
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • at-risk adolescents
  • Chinese adolescents
  • positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • subjective outcome 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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