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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 263731, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/263731
Review Article

Development and Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Course for University Students in Hong Kong

1The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
2Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Received 1 August 2011; Accepted 8 September 2011

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2012 Daniel T. L. Shek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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