Promoting psychosocial competencies in university students: Evaluation based on a one group pretest-posttest design

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a 2-credit General Education course entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” was developed to promote intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies in university students. The course was piloted in four classes of students in 2010/11 academic year. Pretest and posttest data utilizing the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) were collected from 50 students taking the course. Positive changes in the program participants based on the total scale and subscale scores were observed. The present study provides pioneering support for the effectiveness of the course in promoting holistic development of Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity and College Students
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Development Issues for the Leaders of Tomorrow
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186125
ISBN (Print)9781626185869
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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