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Volume 8 (2008), Pages 526-535
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.83
Research Article

Evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 2 Program) by the Program Participants: Findings Based on the Experimental Implementation Phase

1Department of Sociology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, Hong Kong
2Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau
3Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Received 24 March 2008; Revised 1 May 2008; Accepted 7 May 2008

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2008 Daniel T. L. Shek et al.

Abstract

A total of 49 schools participated in the Secondary 2 Program of the Experimental Implementation Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). After completion of the program, 7,406 students completed a Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form A) designed by the research team to reveal their comments about the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the consolidated reports submitted by the schools, the research team aggregated the data to form a “reconstructed” overall profile on the perceptions of the program participants. Results showed that high proportions of the respondents had positive perceptions of the program and the instructors. About 80% of the respondents were satisfied with the program and regarded it as helpful to their overall development. The present findings provide support to the effectiveness of Secondary 2 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. from the perspective of the program participants.