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Title: Subjective outcome evaluation of the Project PATHS based on different cohorts of students
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Ma, CMS 
Kan, VWM
Issue Date: May-2011
Source: International journal on disability and human development, May 2011, v. 10, no. 3, p. 227-234
Abstract: The Project PATHS (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs) is a positive youth development program in Hong Kong. After completion of the curricular-based Tier 1 Program, subjective outcome evaluation data were collected from 216 schools involving 93,020 participants. With schools as the unit of analysis, results showed that participants had positive perceptions of the program and implementers, with roughly ⁴/₅ of the participants regarding the program as helpful to them. There were some significant differences in the subjective outcome evaluation findings between grades, although the effect size was small. Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived qualities of the program and the program implementers predicted perceived effectiveness of the program. The present study suggests that irrespective of cohorts, students in the junior secondary years perceive the program to be beneficial to them.
Keywords: Adolescences
Hong Kong
Positive youth development
Project PATHS
Subjective outcome evaluation
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/IJDHD.2011.042
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijamh
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