Focus group evaluation of a positive youth development course in a university in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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Five focus groups (n = 23 students) were conducted to understand the feelings and views of the students taking a course entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders" at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Several observations were highlighted from the fi ndings. First, students generally had positive perceptions of the subject content, the class, and the lecturers. Second, almost all students regarded the subject could promote their reflection and self-understanding. Third, all students held the view that there was a need to have this course in their university study. Finally, students identifi ed some aspects of the course that could be improved and some suggestions for revamping the course were made. In conjunction with other evaluation fi ndings, the present fi ndings suggest that this subject can promote the holistic development of Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


  • Chinese university students
  • Focus groups
  • Leadership
  • Qualitative evaluation

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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