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Research Article

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Positive Youth Development Program for Secondary Students in Macau

Table 4

Perceptions on the extent to which the course has helped them ( đť‘› = 2 5 7 ).

The extent to which the course has helped youPercentage of responses (%)
12A345B

1It has strengthened my bonding with teachers, classmates, and my family.8.820.329.141.025.72.369.0
2It has strengthened my resilience in adverse conditions.8.018.426.437.925.78.071.6
3It has enhanced my social competence.5.720.726.433.731.06.971.6
4It has improved my ability in handling and expressing my emotions.7.715.323.039.826.48.074.3
5It has enhanced my cognitive competence.8.413.421.836.830.79.276.6
6My ability to resist harmful influences has been improved.8.816.525.336.426.89.672.8
7It has strengthened my ability to distinguish between the good and the bad.7.314.621.835.631.49.276.2
8It has increased my competence in making sensible and wise choices.7.313.821.137.929.99.677.4
9It has helped me to have life reflections.10.013.023.032.229.912.674.7
10It has reinforced my self-confidence.13.413.026.435.225.710.771.6
11It has increased my self-awareness.10.016.126.132.629.110.071.6
12It has helped me to face the future with a positive attitude.7.715.323.037.228.78.073.9
13It has helped me to cultivate compassion and care about others.8.014.222.237.530.76.574.7
14It has encouraged me to care about the community.9.219.528.736.025.77.369.0
15It has promoted my sense of responsibility in serving the society.8.020.328.433.329.56.969.7
16It has enriched my overall development.10.313.824.137.526.89.673.9

Remarks: 1 = unhelpful, 2 = not very helpful, 3 = slightly helpful, 4 = helpful, 5 = very helpful.
A = sum of the unhelpful responses (1 + 2), B = sum of the helpful responses (3 + 4 + 5).

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