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Title: Qualitative evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. based on junior secondary school students in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Chan, Chitat
Subjects: Adolescents
Positive youth development
Focus groups
Qualitative evaluation
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, v. 22, no. 4, p. 511–526.
Abstract: Four focus groups comprising 29 students recruited from four schools were conducted to understand the views of students participating in the Tier 1 Program of the P.A.T.H.S. Project. General qualitative data analyses utilizing intra-rater and inter-rater reliability techniques were carried out. Results showed that a majority of the participants described the program positively and positive metaphors were used to represent the program. The program participants stated beneficial effects of the program in several aspects of adolescent lives. Although negative comments were indentified in the responses of the participants, the program was in general perceived as beneficial. In conjunction with the previous research findings, the present study provides further support for the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. in promoting holistic development in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
Rights: © Freund Publishing House Ltd. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1515/IJAMH.2010.22.4.511
ISSN: 0334-0139 (print)
2191-0278 (online)
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