Subjective outcome evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S: Descriptive profiles and correlates

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Abstract

A total of 196 schools participated in the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 curriculum) of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) in Hong Kong. After the completion of the program, 1,178 instructors completed a subjective outcome evaluation form in order to assess their views of the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Results showed that high proportions of the instructors had positive perceptions of the program (range: 76.79-93.69%) and their own performance (range: 83.20-98.60%), and most of the respondents (range: 78.45-92.43%) regarded the program as helpful to the program participants. While the ratings in some items in the present findings were relatively better than those in the Experimental Implementation Phase, they were similar to those based on the Secondary 1 curriculum. Consistent with previous studies, the ratings on the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness were significantly correlated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-223
Number of pages13
JournalTheScientificWorldJournal
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Chinese adolescents
  • Hong Kong
  • Positive youth development program
  • Subject outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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