Qualitative evaluation of leadership

Tan Lei Daniel SHEK, Hung Kit FOK, Charles T.L. LEUNG, Pecky P. K. LI, Moon Y. M. LAW

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A subject entitled "Tomorrow's leaders" aiming at promoting the holistic development of university students was offered to students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Toward the end of the term, students were invited to give descriptors and metaphors about the subject. Based on the written narratives of 1,029 students, it was observed that most students used positive descriptors to describe the subject. Concerning the metaphors that could stand for the subject, most of the metaphors are positive in nature. Reliability analyses based on randomly selected coded responses showed that intra- and inter-rater reliabilities were high. In conjunction with other evaluation findings, the present study suggests that this subject was able to promote the holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2017 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership: Promoting leadership and intrapersonal development in university students
EditorsTan Lei Daniel SHEK, Cecilia MA, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119701
ISBN (Print)9781536119503
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


Shek, D. T. L., Fok, H.-K., Leung, C. T. L., Li, P. P. K., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). Qualitative evaluation of leadership. In D. T. L. Shek, C. Ma, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Leadership: Promoting leadership and intrapersonal development in university students (pp. 201-217). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


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