The view of the students in evaluation of a school-based positive youth development program

Tan Lei Shek, Cecilia M.S. Ma, Moon Y.M. Law

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Abstract

Based on the client satisfaction approach, the subjective views of 4,923 junior secondary school students from 16 schools participating in a positive youth development program were examined. A validated subjective outcome evaluation scale was used to assess participants’ views on the program, instructor, and benefits of the program. Findings showed that the respondents generally held positive views of the program and implementers, and they also perceived the program to be able to promote their psychosocial competencies and holistic development in different areas. Although there was no grade difference among students on their perception toward the program, instructor, and benefits of the program, students participating in programs with more coverage of the positive youth development constructs and with greater program adherence displayed higher scores in subjective outcome evaluation ratings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdolescence and Health
Subtitle of host publicationSome International Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages115-134
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781634838085
ISBN (Print)9781634837910
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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