Factors leading to the creation, development, and maintenance of positive social relationship

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Jocelyn L. LIN

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In contrast to the manufacturing economy where the focus is primarily placed on the man-machine interface, social relationships are important building blocks in the service economy. Hence, identifyig the factors leading to creation, development, and maintenance of positive social relationships within the context of leadership is an important consideration. In this paper, a lecture covers the nature of social relationships and the related determinants (including trust, care, and respect) are outlined. Through this lecture, students can develop the ability to identify the characteristics and determinants of positive social relationships, appreciate the importance of positive relationships to service leaders, and evaluate one's social relationships. Students are also encouraged to explore other ways to improve their social relationship qualities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Early online date12 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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© 2015 by De Gruyter 2015.


  • care
  • respect
  • service leadership model
  • social relationships
  • trust


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  • Creation, development and maintenance of social relationship

    SHEK, D. T. L. & LIN, J. L., Jun 2016, Higher Education in Hong Kong: Nurturing Students to be Caring Service Leaders. SHEK, D. T. L., SIU, A. M. H., LEUNG, H. & MERRICK, J. (eds.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 55-70 16 p. (Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies).

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