Spirituality as a key positive youth development construct for university students

Tan Lei Shek, Wynants Ho

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The curriculum of a lecture about spirituality in the course entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders" developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is introduced in this paper. With reference to the basic tenets of outcome-based learning, the intended learning outcomes and the curriculum structure are illustrated. The following topics related to the construct of spirituality are included in this paper: definition and basic concepts of spirituality, theories of spirituality, antecedents of spirituality, spirituality and adolescent developmental outcomes, spirituality and leadership, and ways to promote spiritual leadership. Topics for reflections are also presented at the end of the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • adolescent development
  • leadership
  • meaning of life
  • spirituality

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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