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Title: Promotion of holistic development in university students : a credit-bearing course on leadership and intrapersonal development
Authors: Shek, DTL
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Formal curriculum
Positive youth development
Psychosocial competencies
University students
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: David Follmer Group
Source: Best practices in mental health, 2013, v. 9, no. 1, p. 47-61 How to cite?
Journal: Best practices in mental health 
Abstract: There is a need to reexamine how universities can promote holistic and balanced development of university students. Based on the positive youth development approach, it is argued that promotion of psychosocial competencies and positive mental health attributes such as resilience, emotional competence, self-understanding, and interpersonal skills is an important strategy to facilitate holistic development of university students in Hong Kong. A credit-bearing course entitled Tomorrow's Leaders was developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and piloted twice in response to this requirement. Findings based on various evaluation strategies, including objective and subjective outcome evaluations, process evaluation, and qualitative evaluation consistently showed that this course was able to promote the psychosocial competencies and positive mental health of the students.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60706
ISSN: 1553-555X (print)
2329-5384 (online)
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