Qualitative evaluation of a positive youth development course in a university setting in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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Qualitative evaluation was carried out to understand the perceptions of the students taking a course entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders" at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Based on the refl ections of 189 students, results showed that most informants used positive descriptors to describe the course. When the informants were invited to name a metaphor that could stand for the course, the related metaphors were basically positive in nature. Intra- and inter-rater reliability analyses revealed that the coding of the positive or negative nature of the responses was reliable. The present study provides qualitative evaluation fi ndings supporting the effectiveness of this course in promoting holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


  • Chinese adolescents
  • 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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