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International Journal on Disability and Human Development

Official journal of the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

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Volume 13, Issue 2 (May 2014)

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Subjective outcome evaluation of the training program of the project P.A.T.H.S.: findings based on the revised training program

Daniel T.L. Shek
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  • Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China
  • Centre for Innovative Programmes for Adolescents and Families, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China
  • Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau, P.R. China
  • Department of Social Work, East China Normal University, P.R. China
  • Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
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Published Online: 2014-04-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0312

Abstract

This study examined the program effectiveness of a 20-h training program of the P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs) project using subjective outcome evaluation data. Quantitative data were collected from 670 participants attending training workshops conducted in the second year of the extension phase of the P.A.T.H.S. project. Results showed that the training program was received well by the respondents. Favorable and positive perceptions were observed for the program, instructors, participants, and administrative arrangement. Multiple regression analyses showed that perceived program qualities and the instructors predicted overall satisfaction. The paper illustrates the use of several basic statistical techniques in the evaluation context.

Keywords: Hong Kong; positive youth development; project P.A.T.H.S; training evaluation; training program

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About the article

Corresponding author: Professor Daniel T.L. Shek, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Room HJ407, Core H, Hunghom, Hong Kong, P.R. China, E-mail:


Received: 2013-01-15

Accepted: 2013-03-01

Published Online: 2014-04-12

Published in Print: 2014-05-01


Citation Information: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, ISSN (Online) 2191-0367, ISSN (Print) 2191-1231, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0312.

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