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Title: Perceived effectiveness and satisfaction of a community-based positive youth development program : findings based on high school students
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Leung, JTY 
Law, MYM 
Chan, KSY 
Keywords: Client satisfaction
Positive youth development
Program effectiveness
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. 367-375 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: This study examined participants' perceptions of a community-based positive youth development (PYD) program (the Project P.A.T.H.S.) based on the responses of 16,420 junior secondary students who joined the program in 2015. Subjective outcome evaluation approach was adopted to examine the students' views of program content, program instructors, and program effectiveness. Consistent with previous studies, results showed that students generally perceived the program positively, and positive relationships were found amongst the three domains of evaluation. Multiple regression analyses showed that perceived program content and instructor qualities were significant predictors and could explain 35% of the variance in program effectiveness perceived by the participants. The present findings are basically consistent with previous subjective outcome evaluation findings derived from the school-based and community-based programs of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-7005
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