Subjective outcome evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings based on the perspective of the program participants

Tan Lei Shek, Keung Ma Hing

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Abstract

A total of 52 schools (n = 8679 students) participated in the experimental implementation phase of the project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). After completion of the Tier 1 Program, students were invited to respond to the Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form A) to assess their views of the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the consolidated reports submitted by the schools to the funding body, the research team aggregated the consolidated data to form a "reconstructed" overall profile on the perceptions of the program participants. Results showed that high proportions of the respondents had positive perceptions of the program and the instructors, and roughly four-fifths of the respondents regarded the program as helpful to them. The present study provides additional support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalTheScientificWorldJournal
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • China
  • Holistic health
  • Hong Kong
  • Positive youth development
  • Subjective outcome evaluation form

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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