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Title: Focus group evaluation of a positive youth development course in a university in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Keywords: Chinese university students
Focus groups
Qualitative evaluation
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, Aug. 2012, v. 11, no. 3, p. 249-254 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: Five focus groups (n=23 students) were conducted to understand the feelings and views of the students taking a course entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Several observations were highlighted from the findings. First, students generally had positive perceptions of the subject content, the class, and the lecturers. Second, almost all students regarded the subject could promote their reflection and self-understanding. Third, all students held the view that there was a need to have this course in their university study. Finally, students identified some aspects of the course that could be improved and some suggestions for revamping the course were made. In conjunction with other evaluation findings, the present findings suggest that this subject can promote the holistic development of Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2012-0035
Rights: © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. The final publication is available at, the open URL of the article:
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