The evaluation of service leadership education for university students in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN, Hildie LEUNG

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In this chapter we investigate the outcomes of credit-bearing service leadership education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University via pretest-posttest design. A total of 318 participating students completed an Objective Outcome Evaluation Questionnaire at the beginning and the end of the course “Service Leadership” measuring their positive youth development qualities, service leadership qualities and beliefs, as well as life satisfaction. Mixed ANOVA analyses comparing pretest and posttest revealed that students made improvements on all the variables of positive youth development, service leadership, and life satisfaction after taking the course. The positive changes did not vary across subject mode (2-credit-bearing vs. 3-credit-bearing). However, gender differences were found in which males but not females showed positive changes on positive identity, general positive youth development qualities, life satisfaction, self-leadership, and service leadership beliefs. The implications to further service leadership education were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Leadership Education for University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Po CHUNG, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119695
ISBN (Print)9781536119497
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

The Fung Service LeadershipEducation and this work were financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is based on a paper published in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development 2018;17(1) issue.

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