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Title: Positive youth development programs for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: Subjective outcome evaluation over 3 years
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Keywords: At-risk' youth
Adolescents
Chinese
Psychosocial needs
Subjective outcome evaluation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier USA
Source: Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 2014, v. 27, no. S, p. S17-S25 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 
Abstract: Study Objectives: This study examined the views of 153,761 students participating in a positive youth development program designed for participants with greater psychosocial needs (the Tier 2 Program) in the context of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The program was implemented in the extension phase of the project from 2009/10 to 2011/12 school years. Design: A validated subjective outcome evaluation scale was used to assess the views of the program participants toward the program qualities, implementer qualities, and program effectiveness after completion of the program. Nine datasets were used which were derived from the aggregated reports submitted by social service providers designing the Tier 2 Program. Results: Participants generally held favorable views of program qualities, implementer qualities, as well as program effectiveness of the Tier 2 Program. Some small grade and program differences on subjective outcome evaluation were also found. Both program qualities and implementer qualities were significant predictors of program effectiveness in different grades. Conclusion: Consistent with the findings of the initial phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S., the present study suggests that the Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong is perceived favorably by program participants and its perceived effectiveness was high. Significant but small grade and program approach differences on subjective outcome evaluation were found. Both program and implementer qualities were predictive of perceived program effectiveness in different grades.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9574
ISSN: 1083-3188
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.02.008
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