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Whole Person Development Inventory (WPDI)

Procedures of conducting the WPDI survey 

1.    You will receive an invitation email from eWPDI Programme Survey System in your EdUHK email account.

2.    Click the link sent through the email and set up your own password for eWPDI online system.

3.    After entering the system, the questionnaire will be shown and please complete the online questionnaire.

4.    Students can get the whole person development individual report instantly after completing the questionnaire.


Complete the WPDI survey BEFORE 14 SEPTEMBER 2018!


Enquiry: wpdi@eduhk.hk / 2948 6720



The Whole Person Development Inventory (WPDI) is a self-reported questionnaire measuring the Whole Person Development status of tertiary students. It aims to help students develop personal development plan during their study in EdUHK.



The WPDI has 111 items with 6-point Likert type scale (1=Strongly disagree, 6=Strongly agree) that is constructed as 15 factors grouped into 6 domains.


All newly admitted full time students will be invited to complete the WPDI questionnaire online at the beginning of semester 1. They are required to answer all the questionnaire items and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. A real-time individual student report with detailed interpretation is available in pdf file for future reference.


WPDI – 6 domains and 15 factors


Definitions of WPDI domains and factors

Whole Person Development

It refers to a progressive process that holistically enhances the capacities of students and to facilitate their improvement in intellectual, physical, professional, psychological, social and spiritual domains. Capacity refers to “attitude”, “performance”, and “potential”. “Attitude” indicates the degree of concern; “performance” and “potential” represent the level of practice and competence.

Domains Factors Definitions
Intellectual Intellectual capacity The capacity for expanding broad-based knowledge and thinking analytically, critically and creatively.
Physical Health maintenance The capacity for maintaining physical health.
Physical fitness The capacity for exercising on a regular basis and engaging in various types of physical activities.
Professional Career preparation The capacity for achieving a clear understanding of one’s career interest, exploring and planning for his/her career,  and developing job searching skills.
Leadership The capacity for building teams, motivating people, organizing activities and contributing with a sense of responsibility.
Psychological Emotional health The capacity for recognizing, managing and regulating one’s own emotions.
Self appreciation The capacity for understanding, appreciating and affirming one’s self.
Social Civic responsibility The capacity for attending to socio-economic and political issues on both local and global levels, and performing civic responsibilities.
Community care The capacity for performing one’s community duty and engaging oneself for the betterment of the community and the world.
Cultural engagement The capacity for appreciating cultural diversity and actively interacting with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Family relationship The capacity for building positive relationships with family
Peer relationship The capacity for building and maintaining friendship with
love, care, and empathy.
Spiritual Art appreciation The capacity for appreciating arts and engaging in aesthetic activities.
Moral commitment The capacity for standing firm by moral values, social ethics, and professional codes of conduct.
Spiritual quest The capacity for understanding the meaning of life and showing gratitude.