Process evaluation of the Tier 1 Program of the project P.A.T.H.S.

Daniel T.L. Shek*, Hing Keung Ma, Joyce H.Y. Lui, Daniel W.M. Lung

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To understand the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S., two observers carried out process evaluation in six schools randomly selected from the participating schools in the form of systematic observations of 12 units. Results showed that the overall level of program adherence was generally high, ranging from 50% to 95%, with an average of 84.5%. High implementation quality of the program in the areas of student interest, student participation and involvement, classroom control, use of interactive delivery method, use of strategies to enhance student motivation, instructors' familiarity with the students, opportunity for reflection, degree of achievement of the objectives, quality of preparation, overall implementation quality, and success of implementation was also observed. The findings provide support for the implementation quality of the program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2264-2273
Number of pages10
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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