Promoting psychosocial competencies in university students: Evaluation based on a one-group pre-test/post-test design

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C F Sun

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At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a two-credit general education course entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders" was developed to promote intra- and interpersonal competencies in university students. The course was piloted in four classes of students in the 2010/11 academic year. Pre-test 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
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


  • Leadership
  • Objective outcome evaluation
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Psychosocial competencies
  • University students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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