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Volume 7 (2007), Pages 195-203
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2007.43
Research Article

Subjective Outcome Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings Based on the Perspective of the Program Implementers

1Quality of Life Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Hong Kong
2Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
3Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
4Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Received 30 December 2006; Revised 12 January 2007; Accepted 14 January 2007

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2007 Daniel T. L. Shek et al.

Abstract

A total of 52 schools (n = 8679 students) participated in the experimental implementation phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). After completion of the Tier 1 Program, 344 instructors completed the Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form B) to assess their views of the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the consolidated reports submitted by the schools to the funding body, the research team aggregated the consolidated data to form a “reconstructed” overall profile on the perceptions of the program implementers. Results showed that high proportions of the workers had positive perceptions of the program and their own performance, and roughly 90% of the workers regarded the program as helpful to the program participants. The present study provides additional support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong.