Promotion of service leadership qualities in Chinese university students: Objective outcome evaluation based on six waves of data

Tan Lei Daniel SHEK*, H. LEUNG, Li LIN

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Economies worldwide are shifting from manufacturing to service economies, resulting in a demand for new leadership qualities. The Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management (HKI-SLAM) proposed the Service Leadership and Management Model which highlights the importance of leadership competencies, moral character, and caring dispositions as crucial leadership attributes in service economies. The Global Youth Leadership Programme (GYLP) was developed for students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Peking University, aiming at nurturing students' service leadership qualities. The present paper reports findings based on objective outcome evaluation utilizing six waves of data. Results showed that students had significant improvement over time on different outcome measures, including positive youth development attributes, service leadership competencies, and lift satisfaction. The study provides evidence for the effectiveness of service leadership education and GYLP. Implications for nurturing service leaders and promotion of holistic development of students through leadership programmes are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Chinese Children, Adolescent and Family Research
EditorsAriel TENENBAUM, Daniel T.L. SHEK, Moon YM LAW, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic) 9781536178715
ISBN (Print)9781536178708
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

This paper and the GYLP are financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is a revised and adapted version of an earlier published paper in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health 2018;11(1) issue with permission.


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