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Title: Subjective outcome evaluation of the community-based P.A.T.H.S Project : views of program implementers
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Leung, JTY 
Ma, CMS 
Wu, J 
Keywords: At-risk adolescents
Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Project P.A.T.H.S.
Subjective outcome evaluation
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2017, v. 16, no. 4, p. 395-405 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: The present study adopted subjective outcome evaluation to examine program effectiveness from the views of implementers (N=375) who implemented the community-based Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The results revealed that most of the program implementers were satisfied with the program content, their own performance, and program benefits. In agreement with previous studies, the satisfaction ratings of both program content and implementer performance positively predicted perceived program benefits. Regarding the influences of different program delivery approaches, programs with the "interest-enhancement" (INT) element received a more positive evaluation from implementers than did the programs without that element. For programs with the "work-related" (WORK) element, parental involvement significantly raised implementers' satisfaction ratings on their own performance. The current findings provided evidence for the effectiveness of the P.A.T.H.S. Tier 2 Program from the perspective of the implementers.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-7008
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