Service leadership education for university students in Hong Kong: Qualitative evaluation

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN, Ting Ting LIU, Moon Y.M. LAW

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This chapter examined the perceptions of students taking a subject entitled ?Service Leadership? at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University which was developed using the model proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management (HKI-SLAM). After taking this subject, students were invited to participate in a qualitative study where they used three descriptors and a metaphor to describe their experiences about the subject. Based on the reflections of 50 students, results showed that 96.1% of the descriptors and 90% of the metaphors used by the students were positive. In conjunction with the objective outcome evaluation, subjective outcome evaluation and process evaluation findings, the present study suggests that ?Service Leadership? is a subject that can promote holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTomorrow's Leaders: Service Leadership and Holistic Development in Chinese University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Andrew M.H. SIU, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781633219434
ISBN (Print)9781633218802
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

This chapter has been published as a paper in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 2014;13(4). Permission has been obtained from De Gruyter to republish in this modified form.

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