Preparing service leaders from Lingnan University through service-learning practicums in social enterprises or non-profit organizations

Robin S. SNELL*, Maureen Y.L. Chan, Hok Ka MA

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)


The full-time service-learning summer practicum programme organized by Lingnan University aims to provide internship experiences that empower undergraduates to practice service leadership in community organizations. We report on a qualitative evaluation study that identified three success factors, namely, task significance and challengingness, co-educator presence and supportiveness, and students' disposition for socially agentic self-initiation. The study broke these factors down into a number of sub-factors. We discuss the practical implications for service leadership development for undergraduates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number1
Early online dateJan 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jan 2018



  • Internships
  • Service leadership
  • Service-learning

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