Qualitative evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings based on focus groups

Daniel T.L. SHEK, Sau Man Catalina NG, Pik Fong TSUI

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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. Copyright © 2010 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-313
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Tsui, P. F. (2010). Qualitative evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings based on focus groups. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 9(4), 307-313. doi: 10.1515/IJDHD.2010.046

Keywords

  • Focus group
  • Positive youth development program
  • Program implementers
  • Qualitative evaluation