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Title: Changes in university students after joining a service leadership program in China
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Lin, L 
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Association of Leadership Educators
Source: Journal of leadership education, 2016, v. 15, no. 1, p. 96-109 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of leadership education 
Abstract: This study examined the effectiveness of a 4.5-day service leadership program for students from Chinese universities using objective outcome evaluation. The participants were assessed before and after the program, with two post-test easurements (immediate assessment and assessment 12 days after the completion of class learning). At pretest and two posttest time points, the participants completed a questionnaire measuring positive youth development, service leadership qualities and beliefs, and life satisfaction. Results showed that students’ performance in both the immediate posttest and follow-up test was better than that in the pretest. Despite the limitations of the one-group pretest-posttest design, results suggest that the curricular-based service leadership program was effective to promote students’ positive youth development, service leadership qualities and beliefs, as well as life satisfaction, and the effectiveness maintained a short period after the class
ISSN: 1552-9045
DOI: 1012806/V15/I1/A2
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