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Article: Social involvement and development as a response to the campus student culture

TitleSocial involvement and development as a response to the campus student culture
Authors
KeywordsDevelopment outcomes
Out-of-class experiences
Social involvement
Student communities
Student culture
Whole person education
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/education/journal/12564
Citation
Asia Pacific Education Review, 2011, v. 12 n. 3, p. 393-402 How to Cite?
AbstractGiven the widely accepted notion of whole person education in Confucian societies such as Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore, it is surprising that research literature originated in these societies pays little attention to how students learn and develop through out-of-class experiences at university. There is little research evidence on how the prevailing culture among student social communities (residential halls and student societies/clubs) influences students' social involvement and development. This paper examines 42 Chinese students' social experiences and development during their freshman year at a Hong Kong university. The majority of them were intensively involved in out-of-class activities. Their active social involvement was both a response to the culture of student communities and a conscious choice about social experiences at university. As a result, the students attained development in four dimensions: (1) the social competences of interpersonal and collaboration skills and new friendships; (2) the practical competences of time management, organisation, negotiation, decision making and leadership; (3) the intellectual competences of open-mindedness and independent judgment; and (4) the personal competences of self- responsibility and self-confidence. Educational implications are discussed towards the end of the paper on supporting and advising students regarding social involvement, particularly during the first year of university. © 2011 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145087
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.394
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.371
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dc.contributor.authorYang, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, AWLen_HK
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dc.date.available2012-02-21T05:43:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Education Review, 2011, v. 12 n. 3, p. 393-402en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1598-1037en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145087-
dc.description.abstractGiven the widely accepted notion of whole person education in Confucian societies such as Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore, it is surprising that research literature originated in these societies pays little attention to how students learn and develop through out-of-class experiences at university. There is little research evidence on how the prevailing culture among student social communities (residential halls and student societies/clubs) influences students' social involvement and development. This paper examines 42 Chinese students' social experiences and development during their freshman year at a Hong Kong university. The majority of them were intensively involved in out-of-class activities. Their active social involvement was both a response to the culture of student communities and a conscious choice about social experiences at university. As a result, the students attained development in four dimensions: (1) the social competences of interpersonal and collaboration skills and new friendships; (2) the practical competences of time management, organisation, negotiation, decision making and leadership; (3) the intellectual competences of open-mindedness and independent judgment; and (4) the personal competences of self- responsibility and self-confidence. Educational implications are discussed towards the end of the paper on supporting and advising students regarding social involvement, particularly during the first year of university. © 2011 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/education/journal/12564en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Education Reviewen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectDevelopment outcomesen_HK
dc.subjectOut-of-class experiencesen_HK
dc.subjectSocial involvementen_HK
dc.subjectStudent communitiesen_HK
dc.subjectStudent cultureen_HK
dc.subjectWhole person educationen_HK
dc.titleSocial involvement and development as a response to the campus student cultureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYang, M:myangmin@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12564-011-9149-xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage393en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US

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