Subjective outcome evaluation of a university subject on leadership and intrapersonal development

Tan Lei Shek, Jianqiang Liang, Moon Y.M. Law

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First-year undergraduate students (n=890) responded to a 48-item subjective outcome evaluation scale (SOES) after taking a leadership subject at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Consistent with our expectation, factor analyses showed that the scale contains three dimensions (program, instructor and benefits). Results showed that students had positive perceptions of the program contents and the instructors, and most of the students perceived the subject to be beneficial to their development in different areas. As predicted, perceived qualities of the program and instructors were significant predictors of the perceived effectiveness of the program. Perceived qualities of the program, instructors and benefits predicted student's overall satisfaction with the program.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • factor analysis
  • holistic development
  • leadership
  • multiple regression
  • subjective outcome 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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