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Quality of Life in Asia

Promoting Service Leadership Qualities in University Students

The Case of Hong Kong

Editors: Shek, Daniel T.L., Chung, Po (Eds.)

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  • Presents a novel conceptual model of and related scientific studies on service leadership
  • Documents curriculum developments and their application in the Chinese context
  • Integrates theory, research and practice with regard to service leadership
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This book outlines the development of service leadership curricula, programs and materials designed for university students in Hong Kong. In addition, it includes evaluation studies and specific service leadership programs, making it a pioneering book that integrates service leadership and student wellbeing for Chinese university students. In view of the transformation of industries resulting in shifts from manufacturing economies to service economies, the book takes a holistic approach to leadership development, focusing on three basic components of effective service leadership that are closely related to student wellbeing: leadership competencies such as emotional intelligence and resilience, moral character, and a caring disposition. This approach represents a move away from literature that emphasizes the elite leadership model, assuming that leadership is the privilege of a talented few. By extension, it argues that the promotion of service leadership qualities is a good strategy for promoting student wellness. The individual chapters are extended versions of papers presented at the “International Conference on Service Leadership Education for University Students: Experience in Hong Kong,” which was held in May 2014. The book offers a valuable contribution to Chinese and global academic literature on service leadership and will benefit researchers and educators alike.

About the authors

Daniel T.L. Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences in the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research in Quality of Life and past Consulting Editor of Journal of Clinical Psychology. He is a Series Editor of Quality of Life in Asia published by Springer and an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Family Studies to be published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is an Editorial Advisor of British Journal of Social Work and an Editorial Board member of many journals, including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Adolescent Health. Daniel T.L. Shek has to date published over 85 books, 154 book chapters and more than 500 articles in international refereed journals.

Dr. Po Chung is a co-founder of DHL Asia Pacific and Chairman Emeritus of DHL Express (Hong Kong) Ltd. He is passionate about the nature and value of service in world societies and global centers of commerce. His professional life has been dedicated in large part to understanding how to provide superb service, how to educate others as service leaders, and how to design and operate service-sector organizations. As Chairman of Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management Limited, Dr. Chung is a champion of the effort to develop service-oriented courses and programs in Hong Kong’s major universities. Dr. Chung is also author of the Character Leadership book series which includes The First Ten Yards and Service Reborn.   Two new titles in the series, The 12 Dimensions of a Service Leader and 25 Principles of Service Leadership, will be published in 2015.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Service Leadership Qualities in University Students Through the Lens of Student Well-Being

    Pages 1-16

    Shek, Daniel T. L., Ph.D., S.B.S., J.P (et al.)

  • The Role of Service Leadership in the University’s GE Curriculum: The HKBU Experience

    Pages 17-28

    Hoshmand, A. Reza

  • Service Leadership in an Uncertain Era

    Pages 29-49

    Chan, Kin-man, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Service Leadership Education Embedded in a Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework

    Pages 51-65

    Wong, Linda (et al.)

  • Nurturing Leadership and Changing Student Mindset Through Meaningful Community Service: The HKU Service Leadership Internship

    Pages 67-81

    Chow, Jessie Mei-ling (et al.)

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1268-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Service Leadership Qualities in University Students
Book Subtitle
The Case of Hong Kong
Editors
  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Po Chung
Series Title
Quality of Life in Asia
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-515-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-515-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-514-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1268-6
Series ISSN
2211-0550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 240
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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