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|Title: ||Process Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program: Project P.A.T.H.S|
|Authors: ||Law, Ben M. F.|
Shek, Daniel T. L.
|Subjects: ||Project P.A.T.H.S|
Positive youth development program
|Issue Date: ||Sep-2011 |
|Publisher: ||Sage Publications|
|Citation: ||Research on social work practice, Sept. 2011, v. 21, no. 5, p. 539-548.|
|Abstract: ||There are only a few process evaluation studies on positive youth development programs, particularly in the Chinese context. Objectives: This study aims to examine the quality of implementation of a positive youth development program (Project Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs [P.A.T.H.S.]) and investigate the relationships among program adherence, process factors, implementation quality, and success. Method: Process evaluation of 20 Secondary 3 classroombased programs was conducted in 14 schools. Results: Overall program adherence, individual evaluation items, quality, and success had high ratings. Principal components analysis showed that two components, namely, implementation process and implementation context were extracted from 11 evaluation items. The correlational analysis indicated that program adherence, implementation process, and context were highly correlated with quality and success. Multiple regression analyses show that teaching process and program adherence predicted quality, whereas teaching process, teaching context, and program adherence predicted success. Conclusions: The implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. was generally high.|
|Description: ||DOI: 10.1177/1049731511404436|
|Rights: ||© The Author(s) 2011|
|Type: ||Journal/Magazine Article|
|ISSN: ||1049-7315 (print)|
|Appears in Collections:||APSS Journal/Magazine Articles|
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