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Title: Predictors of subjective outcome evaluation findings in a positive youth development program in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Ma, Cecilia M. S.
Tang, Christina Y. P.
Subjects: Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Project PATHS
Subjective outcome evaluation
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal on disability and human development, May 2011, v. 10, no. 3, p. 249-255.
Abstract: This study attempted to examine correlates of subjective outcome evaluation findings amongst Chinese junior secondary students from 216 schools who joined in a positive youth development program in Hong Kong. With individual students as the unit of analysis, results revealed that three factors (perceived program quality, perceived instructor quality, and perceived effectiveness) were extracted from a 36-item client satisfaction scale. Significant grade differences in the subjective outcome evaluation findings were found, although the effect size was small. Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived qualities of the program and the program implementers positively predicted perceived effectiveness of the program. The findings suggest that the use of schools vs. individuals as units of analyses would yield different results on the determinants of subjective outcome evaluation.
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1515/IJDHD.2011.040
ISSN: 2191-1231 (print)
2191-0367 (online)
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