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Title: Qualitative evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. : findings based on focus groups
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Ng, Catalina S. M.
Tsui, Pik Fong
Subjects: Focus group
Positive youth development program
Program implementers
Qualitative evaluation
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal on disability and human development, Dec. 2010, v. 9, no. 4, p. 307-313.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to document the experiences of program implementers of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. Thirteen program implementers from three schools were invited to participate in three focus groups to discuss their views on the Tier 1 Program (Secondary Three Level) of the project. All program implementers regarded the program as beneficial to the program participants in different psychosocial domains, particularly interpersonal and personal levels. The program implementers also perceived the program positively and positive metaphors were used to represent the program. Consistent with the previous research findings, the present study provides evidence that support the effectiveness of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in promoting holistic development in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
Rights: ©2010 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1515/IJDHD.2010.046
ISSN: 2191-1231 (print)
2191-0367 (online)
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