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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 a positive youth development program in China

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
  • Department of Social Work, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China
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Published Online: 2014-04-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0313

Abstract

The Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. project was designed to promote positive youth development in junior secondary school students in China. At the end of the first year of implementation, 1049 students from four schools completed a subjective outcome evaluation form that measured the participants’ views of the program, instructors, and effectiveness of the program. Multiple regression analyses showed that perceived program and instructor qualities predicted perceived benefits of the program. At the same time, 21 teachers were invited to respond to a subjective outcome evaluation form assessing their perceived views of the program, themselves, and benefits of the programs. Results based on the data collected from the program participants and implementers generally showed that different stakeholders had positive perceptions of the program, instructors, and benefits of the program. The present findings provide support to the effectiveness of Secondary 1 curriculum of the Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. project from the perspectives of both program participants and program implementers.

Keywords: Chinese adolescents; positive youth development; Project P.A.T.H.S; subjective outcome evaluation

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About the article

Corresponding author: Professor Daniel T.L. Shek, PhD, FHKPS, SBS, JP, Associate Vice President, and Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences, 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: 2013-01-18

Accepted: 2013-03-03

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-2014-0313.

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