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

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. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). After completion of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 1 level), 344 teachers and social workers responded to the Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form B), assessing their views of the program and their own performance. Qualitative data analyses based on the schools' evaluation reports showed that the program implementers had enhanced knowledge and skills, learned to establish instructor-student relationships and cooperate with colleagues, and fostered self-development. The workers also appreciated the program philosophy and values, program design and resources, process of implementation, interaction between instructors and students, and program effectiveness. The findings also revealed that the workers encountered difficulties in the program implementation and they also made suggestions on how the program design, program arrangement, manpower deployment, and support for the program implementation could be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1024-1035
Number of pages12
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Open-ended questions
  • Positive youth development
  • Program implementers
  • Qualitative data
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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