In this chapter we examine the program implementers’ views (N = 328) toward the community-based Tier 2 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. targeting adolescents with greater psychosocial needs in Hong Kong. Results showed that program implementers generally had positive views toward the program content, program implementers, and program benefits, with no grade differences detected. Program implementers who served participants with “social problems” or “other problems” were more satisfied with their work performance, compared with those who served participants without such problems. Programs with different modes of delivery also showed differences in satisfaction ratings: program implementers who implemented programs with the element of “adventure-based counseling” or “interest-enhancement” were more satisfied with their work performance; program implementers who implemented programs with “work related” element or “other element” had more positive evaluation of the content of the programs.
|Title of host publication||Adolescence: Positive Youth Development Programs in Chinese Communities|
|Editors||Daniel T.L. SHEK, Florence KY WU, Janet TY LEUNG, Joav Merrick MERRICK|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|
Bibliographical noteThe preparation for this paper and the Project P.A.T.H.S. were financially supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The authorship is equally shared by the two authors. This chapter is a revised and adapted version of a paper published in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health 2017; 10(2) issue.
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