Objective outcome evaluation of service leadership education for university students in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN, Hildie LEUNG

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This study investigated the outcomes of credit-bearing service leadership education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University via pretest-posttest design. A total of 316 participating students completed an Objective Outcome Evaluation Questionnaire at the beginning and the end of the course "Service Leadership" measuring their positive youth development qualities, service leadership qualities and beliefs, as well as life satisfaction. Mixed ANOVA analyses comparing pretest and posttest revealed that student made improvements on all the variables of positive youth development, service leadership, and life satisfaction after taking the course. The positive changes did not vary across subject mode (2-credit-bearing vs. 3-credit-bearing). However, gender differences were found in which males but not females showed positive changes on positive identity, general positive youth development qualities, life satisfaction, self-leadership, and service leadership beliefs. The implications to further service leadership education were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Credit-bearing subject
  • Gender difference
  • Pretestposttest
  • Program evaluation
  • Service leadership


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