ERIC Number: EJ1199927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Objective Outcome Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program: The Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong
Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v29 n1 p49-60 Jan 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest design. Results: Findings showed that the participants displayed positive changes in PYD attributes, life satisfaction, and thriving after joining the program regardless of the program content. Conclusion: In conjunction with other studies, the study demonstrates the benefits of PYD programs in promoting positive development in Chinese adolescents.
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Values, Prosocial Behavior, Health Behavior, Delay of Gratification, Leadership, Self Control, Resilience (Psychology), Self Concept, Self Determination, Behavior Change, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong