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Title: Qualitative evaluation of a positive youth development course in a university setting in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Source: International journal on disability and human development, Aug. 2012, v. 11, no. 3, p. 243–248
Abstract: Qualitative evaluation was carried out to understand the perceptions of the students taking a course entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Based on the reflections of 189 students, results showed that most informants used positive descriptors to describe the course. When the informants were invited to name a metaphor that could stand for the course, the related metaphors were basically positive in nature. Intra- and inter-rater reliability analyses revealed that the coding of the positive or negative nature of the responses was reliable. The present study provides qualitative evaluation findings supporting the effectiveness of this course in promoting holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong.
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Psychosocial competencies
Qualitative evaluation
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-2012-0040
Rights: © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. The final publication is available at, the open URL of the article:
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