Service leadership education evaluation by university students in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN, Qiuzhi XIE

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A qualitative evaluation study of a subject entitled "Service Leadership" at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was conducted. The participants were 68 university students who took this subject in the 2013/2014 academic year. Through the use of qualitative descriptors and metaphors, the subjects gave their subjective evaluation of the subject. Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability analyses showed that the coding was highly reliable. Content analysis showed that most of the students gave positive descriptors and metaphors about the subject. The findings suggested that this subject achieved its learning outcomes and it was effective in facilitating university students to be service leaders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership and Service Learning Education: Holistic Development for Chinese University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Florence KY WU, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781634833479
ISBN (Print)9781634833400
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHealth and Human Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

The Service Leadership research project at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation.

This chapter is based on a paper published in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health.

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