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The Scientific World Journal - Volume 2012 2012, Article ID 346369, 10 pages -

Research Article

Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Public Policy Research Institute, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Department of Social Work, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536, USA

Received 30 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2012 Daniel T. L. Shek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes in Hong Kong by analyzing 1,327 school-based program reports submitted by program implementers. In each report, program implementers were invited to write down five conclusions based on an integration of the subjective outcome evaluation data collected from the program participants and program implementers. Secondary data analyses were carried out by aggregating nine databases, with 14,390 meaningful units extracted from 6,618 conclusions. Results showed that most of the conclusions were positive in nature. The findings generally showed that the workers perceived the program and program implementers to be positive, and they also pointed out that the program could promote holistic development of the program participants in societal, familial, interpersonal, and personal aspects. However, difficulties encountered during program implementation 2.15% and recommendations for improvement were also reported 16.26%. In conjunction with the evaluation findings based on other strategies, the present study suggests that the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. is beneficial to the holistic development of the program participants.





Author: Daniel T. L. Shek

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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