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Title: Development of a positive youth development subject in a university context in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Source: International journal on disability and human development, Aug. 2012, v. 11, no. 3, p. 173-179
Abstract: A survey of the literature shows that there are worrying develop\xadmental issues among university students in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, universal adolescent prevention and positive youth development programs specifically designed for university students are grossly lacking in Hong Kong. With reference to the positive youth development approach, it is argued that promotion of intrapersonal competencies and interpersonal relationship skills among university students is an important strategy to facilitate holistic development and well-being of young people in Hong Kong. At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a course entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” focusing on positive youth development constructs to promote student well-being will be offered on a compulsory basis starting from the 2012/13 academic year under the new undergraduate curriculum structure. This paper outlines the objectives, intended learning outcomes, syllabus, assessment and references of the subject.
Keywords: Credit-bearing subject
Positive youth development
Psychosocial competencies
University students
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2012-0036
Rights: © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. The final publication is available at, the open URL of the article:
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