The relationship between subjective outcome evaluation and objective outcome evaluation findings: Evidence from China

Tan Lei Shek, Xiao Yan Han

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The relationships between subjective outcome evaluation and objective subjective evaluation measures were examined in this study. In a positive youth development program (Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project), 1083 high school students responded to objective outcome measures, including the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) and measures of thriving and life satisfaction at posttest. The respondents also responded to the Chinese Subjective Outcome Scale (CSOS) at posttest. Results showed that different measures derived from the CSOS (lessons, subject, sharing and benefits) had significant relationships with different measures of the CPYDS, thriving and life satisfaction. The different dimensions of the CSOS scores also predicted different objective outcome measures. The present findings provide additional evidence supporting the linkages between objective outcome and subjective outcome measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-503
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Chinese adolescents
  • objective outcome evaluation
  • subjective outcome evaluation
  • Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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