The Whole Person Development Inventory (WPDI) is the first psychological assessment tool developed to measure whole development of tertiary students in a Chinese context.
- WPDI Quick Fact
The WPDI has 111 items and the factor analysis yielded 15 factors that are grouped into six domains, i.e. intellectual, physical, professional, psychological, social and spiritual development. It is a norm-referenced inventory. Students are asked to use a 6-point Likert type scale to indicate the degree of agreement with each statement from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree.
WPDI Research Team
“Whole Person Development” enhances the capacity to nourish “Graduate Attributes”
Whole Person Education, the mission of HKBU, provided ample opportunities for students to develop themselves as a whole person and to nourish their Graduate Attributes. WPDI is a useful assessment tool for assessing students’ community engagement and co-curricular or extra-curricular activities. If students can holistically enhance the different aspects of their “Whole Person Development”, they will have stronger capacities to equip themselves to become an individual with “Graduate Attributes”.