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Title: Evaluation of a community-based positive youth development program for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs : views of the program participants
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Ma, CMS 
Law, MYM 
Zhao, Z 
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Problem behavior
Program evaluation
Project P.A.T.H.S
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2017, v. 16, no. 4, p. 387-393 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: The present study attempted to investigate the perceptions of Chinese secondary school students with greater psychosocial needs of the Tier 2 Program in the community-based phase of P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong (n=4245). Using a subjective outcome evaluation tool (Form C), the results revealed that a great majority of the students held positive attitudes toward the program, implementers and the effectiveness of the program. Also, the three domains of the program ("program quality", "implementer quality" and "program effectiveness") were significantly associated with each other. In line with previous findings, both program content and program implementer quality were significant predictors of program effectiveness. The current findings further reinforce the thesis that the community-based Tier 2 programs of the P.A.T.H.S. Project are effective in promoting the holistic development of adolescents with greater psychosocial needs in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-7007
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