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University Students’ Socially Responsible Values and Capacities for Service Leadership

  • Joan Y. H. LeungEmail author
  • Raysen W. L. Cheung
  • Hang Chow
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Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 6)

Abstract

This chapter uses the questionnaire survey method to examine the socially responsible values of university students in Hong Kong. It aims specifically to test the reliability and validity of the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS) – a framework widely used in American higher education – as an appropriate tool to measure the leadership capacity of Hong Kong university students. The survey instrument used in the study captures the data related to Hong Kong students’ scores on the seven values (including Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, Citizenship) of Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS) and the students’ attitude toward change and Leadership Efficacy. Apart from demographic factors, it analyses the relationships between students’ university experience and their capacity for socially responsible leadership. The discussion of SRLS also makes reference to the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management (HKI-SLAM) approach of Service Leadership, both of which define leadership as a valued-based process for the purpose of self-enhancement (individual), service to others (group), collaborative actions (community) and positive social change.

Keywords

University students Socially responsible leadership values Service leadership Social change model Leadership capacity Higher education 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Y. H. Leung
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raysen W. L. Cheung
    • 2
  • Hang Chow
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Public PolicyCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Applied Social SciencesCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.Project FlameCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong KongHong Kong

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