Evaluation of a subject on leadership and intrapersonal development: Views of the students based on qualitative evaluation

Tan Lei Shek, Moon Y.M. Law

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"Tomorrow's Leaders" is a subject developed to satisfy the leadership and intrapersonal development requirement at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After taking this subject, students were invited to use three descriptors and a metaphor to describe their experiences about the subject. Based on the reflections of 143 students, results showed that 94.4% of the descriptors used by informants were positive and 2.31% of the descriptors were negative. For the metaphors used to describe the subject, 92.7% were positive and 4.47% were negative. In conjunction with other findings, the present study suggests that Tomorrow's Leaders is a subject that can promote the holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-441
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • intrapersonal development
  • leadership
  • psychosocial competencies
  • qualitative evaluation
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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