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Volume 10 (2010), Pages 211-223
Research Article

Subjective Outcome Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S: Descriptive Profiles and Correlates

1Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
2Public Policy Research Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
3Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macao

Received 6 January 2010; Accepted 8 January 2010

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2010 Daniel T.L. Shek and Lu Yu.


A total of 196 schools participated in the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 curriculum) of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) in Hong Kong. After the completion of the program, 1,178 instructors completed a subjective outcome evaluation form in order to assess their views of the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the program. Results showed that high proportions of the instructors had positive perceptions of the program (range: 76.79–93.69%) and their own performance (range: 83.20–98.60%), and most of the respondents (range: 78.45–92.43%) regarded the program as helpful to the program participants. While the ratings in some items in the present findings were relatively better than those in the Experimental Implementation Phase, they were similar to those based on the Secondary 1 curriculum. Consistent with previous studies, the ratings on the program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness were significantly correlated.