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Title: Subjective outcome and objective outcome evaluation findings : insights from a Chinese context
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Subjects: Subjective outcome evaluation
Objective outcome evaluation
Client satisfaction approach
Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Sage Publications
Source: Research on social work practice, May 2010, v. 20, no. 3, p. 293-301.
Abstract: Objective: As there are few studies examining the relationship between subjective and objective outcome evaluation findings, this study investigated the linkage between these two types of outcomes in the Chinese culture. Method: In an experimental study, 3,298 Chinese secondary school students responded to the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale assessing objective outcome (CPYDS) at pretest and posttest. They also responded to the Chinese Subjective Outcome Scale (CSOS) assessing subjective outcome at posttest. Results: The CSOS total and subscale scores were significantly correlated with posttest CPYDS scores and difference scores; they also predicted changes in CPYDS scores across time. Conclusions: The present findings demystify the common belief that findings based on the client satisfaction approach are unrelated to objective outcome evaluation findings.
Rights: © The Author(s) 2010
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1177/1049731509331951
ISSN: 1049-7315 (print)
1552-7581 (online)
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