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Qualitative evaluation of a service leadership subject in a Chinese context

Daniel T.L. Shek, Jing Wu, Li Lin and Emma X.P. Pu


Adopting a qualitative methodology, views of the students on a subject on service leadership were examined. Students taking the subject (n=153) were invited to use descriptors and metaphors to describe their experiences about the subject. Regarding the descriptors given by the students, most of them were positive in nature. Similar positive findings were obtained for the metaphors. The findings are generally consistent with those studies using the same methodology reported in the literature. In conjunction with other evaluation findings, the present findings suggest that students had positive experiences about taking the subject and regarded the subject to be able to promote their service leadership qualities.


The Service Leadership Education project at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation.


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Received: 2016-8-15
Accepted: 2016-9-15
Published Online: 2016-11-22

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