GAS was found to be a feasible and responsive method of measuring community health promotion and community development progress.All project goals were achieved at one year or sooner.Goal attainment was measured in a variety of areas including operationalizing a health promotion centre in a local mall, developing a sustainable mechanism for recruiting and training volunteers to operate the health promotion centre, and developing and implementing community health education programs.Goal attainment was evaluated at 3 monthly intervals for one year, then re-evaluated again at year 2.
ABSTRACT: Goals indicate what individuals are working towards in their present lives and what they want to achieve or avoid.
The overall GAS score for the total health promotion project increased from 16.02 at baseline (sum of scale scores = -30, average scale score = -2) to 54.53 at one year (sum of scale scores = 4, average scale score = 0.27) showing project goals were achieved above the expected level.
Research has shown the scale to be correlated with other measures of love, sexual attitudes, self-disclosure, commitment, and investment in a relationship (Hendrick, 1988).
However, despite the existence of several scales to measure interest in belonging to the community, no scale existed for the purpose of measuring an individuals interest in romantic relationships.
This is also an important aspect of the more general interest in participating in society at large.