A community-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong: Views of the program implementers

Daniel T. L. SHEK, Sau Man Catalina NG, Moon Y. M. LAW

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Abstract

Based on the data collected from the Tier 1 Program of a community-based positive youth development program (the Project P.A.T.H.S.) in 2013, the current chapter explores the perspectives of 634 program implementers who implemented the Tier 1 Program in Hong Kong. Upon the completion of the program, the program implementers responded to a validated client satisfaction scale (Form B). The results showed that the program implementers perceived the program, implementers and benefits of the program in a positive manner. However, there were no differences among perceived program content, implementers and effectiveness across the three grades. Consistent with previous studies, perceived program predicted effectiveness of the program. Nevertheless, program implementers did not predict program effectiveness. Once again, the present findings indicated that the Tier 1 Program was well received by the program implementers. Copyright © 2017 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program
EditorsDaniel T. L. SHEK, Cecilia M. S. MA, Janet T. Y. LEUNG, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages235-248
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125405
ISBN (Print)9781536125399
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). A community-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong: Views of the program implementers. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, J. T. Y. Leung, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Positive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program (pp. 235-248). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.