Service leadership course in Mainland China: An evaluation

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Xiaoqin ZHU, Li LIN

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A total of 48 University students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Peking University and Xi’an Jiaotong University responded to a 45-item subjective outcome evaluation scale after they had participated in a 21-hour intensive service leadership course incorporated in the Silk Road Youth Leadership Program (SRYLP). Both quantitative and qualitative results showed that students generally had very positive evaluation of the course regarding its content, lecturers and benefits, with approximately 90% of the students indicating that they were highly satisfied with the course. As predicted, ratings on different aspects of the course were significantly and positively correlated with each other. While perceived course content significantly predicted perceived course benefits, perception on lecturer quality did not. Overall satisfaction was also predicted by course content and perceived benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdolescence: Positive Youth Development Programs in Chinese Communities
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Florence KY WU, Janet TY LEUNG, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781634846776
ISBN (Print)9781634840446
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

This paper and the intensive service leadership program are financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is a revised and adapted version of a paper published in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health 2017; 10(2) issue.

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© 2016 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


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