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Title: Promoting psychosocial competencies in university students : evaluation based on a one-group pre-test/post-test design
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Keywords: Leadership
Objective outcome evaluation
Positive youth development
Psychosocial competencies
University students
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, Aug. 2012, v. 11, no. 3, p. 229-234 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a two-credit general education course entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” was developed to promote intra- and interpersonal competencies in university students. The course was piloted in four classes of students in the 2010/11 academic year. Pre-test and post-test data utilizing the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) were collected from 50 students taking the course. Positive changes in the program participants based on the total scale and subscale scores were observed. The present study provides pioneering support for the effectiveness of the course in promoting holistic development of Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2012-0039
Rights: © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. The final publication is available at, the open URL of the article:
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