Subjective outcome evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. (extension phase) based on the perspective of program implementer

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Abstract

A total of 231 schools participated in the Project P.A.T.H.S. in 2009/10 school year. After completion of the Tier 1 Program, subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 3,259 program implementers. Based on the consolidated data with schools as units, results showed that participants had positive perceptions of the program, implementers and benefits of the program. More than fourfifth of the implementers regarded the program as helpful to the program participants. Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived qualities of the program and the program implementers predicted perceived effectiveness of the program. Similar to previous studies, compared to implementers’ perception about their performance, the perceived program content appeared to be a stronger predictor of program success. The present study provides additional support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of child health and human development
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Chinese adolescents
  • Positive youth development
  • Program implementers
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

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