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ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:187450. doi: 10.1100/2012/187450. Epub 2012 Jun 4.

Participants' evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S.: are findings based on different datasets consistent?

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Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. daniel.shek@polyu.edu.hk

Abstract

Subjective outcome evaluation findings based on the perspective of the participants of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) in nine datasets collected from 2005 to 2009 (n = 206, 313 program participants) were examined in this paper. Based on the consolidated data with schools as units, results showed that the participants generally had positive perceptions of the program, implementers, and benefits of the program. More than four-fifths of the participants regarded the program as beneficial to their holistic development. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the perceived qualities of the program and the program implementers predicted perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the subjective outcome evaluation findings, the present study provides support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.

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22701349
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PMC3373125
DOI:
10.1100/2012/187450
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