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Table 7 Summary of students’ perceptions of the program effectiveness

From: Development, implementation, and evaluation of a multi-addiction prevention program for primary school students in Hong Kong: the B.E.S.T. Teen Program

Item Primary 5 Primary 6
Mean (SD) Positive responses (4–5) Mean (SD) Positive responses (4–5)
N % N %
Program effectiveness       
1. Enhanced my knowledge on the nature of addiction 4.24 (0.86) 354 95.4 4.24 (0.94) 227 84.4
2. Heightened my awareness of addiction 4.38 (0.84) 354 95.4 4.30 (0.91) 231 86.2
3. Enhanced my competence in differentiating right from wrong 4.33 (0.88) 356 96.5 4.33 (0.86) 231 86.2
4. Strengthened my ability to make wise decisions 4.33 (0.86) 361 97.3 4.34 (0.89) 228 85.1
5. Enhanced my analytical skills 4.26 (0.90) 359 96.8 4.31 (0.88) 229 85.8
6. Helped me to develop healthy behavioral habits 4.37 (0.89) 356 96.7 4.31 (0.90) 229 85.8
7. Improved my ability to resist negative influence 4.31 (0.93) 355 96.2 4.33 (0.90) 229 85.1
8. Strengthened my ability to manage emotions 4.18 (0.93) 355 95.9 4.20 (0.98) 210 78.1
9. Helped me to become aware of my emotions 4.23 (0.94) 346 93.8 4.24 (0.96) 216 80.6
10. Nurtured my ability to interact with others 4.22 (0.96) 357 96.5 4.20 (0.96) 214 79.9
11. Encouraged me to strengthen my bonds with teachers, students, and my family 4.10 (1.02) 353 95.8 4.13 (1.03) 213 79.2
12. Promoted my overall development 4.28 (0.93) 353 95.7 4.24 (0.99) 217 81.3
  1. All items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale with 1 = not at all helpful, 2 = not very helpful, 3 = somewhat helpful, 4 = helpful, 5 = very helpful. Only respondents with positive responses (Options 4–5) are shown in the table