Subjective outcome evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Qualitative findings based on the experiences of program participants

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C F Sun

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A total of 52 schools participated in the Experimental Implementation Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. After completion of the Tier 1 Program, 8,057 students responded to a Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form A) to assess their views of the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the schools' evaluation reports, results of secondary data analyses on four open-ended questions showed that: (a) students felt that they had learned things at the personal, interpersonal, familial, and societal levels; (b) they appreciated the program design, instructors' performance, learning process, and program effectiveness; (c) they generally had positive comments on instructors' attitude and teaching process; and (d) they made some suggestions on how the program and its implementation could be improved. The present study, based on qualitative data of subjective outcome evaluation, 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)686-697
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Hong Kong
  • Open-ended questions
  • Positive youth development
  • Qualitative data
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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