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

Daniel Tan Lei 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 (Project P.A.T.H.S.) in 2013, the current study explored 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 © 2016 De Gruyter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume29
Issue number1
Early online date14 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2017

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). Community-based positive youth development program in Hong Kong: Views of the program implementers. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 29(1), 15-21.

Keywords

  • Client satisfaction
  • Hong Kong
  • Positive youth development
  • Program implementers
  • Project P.A.T.H.S

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