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Is the Hospitality and Tourism Curriculum Effective in Teaching Personal Social Responsibility?Explore More Show all authors First Published July 3, 2012 Research Article Article first published online: July 3, 2012; Issue published: November 1, 2014 AbstractThis study assesses how well hospitality and tourism programs instill a sense of personal social responsibility among their students. Climate change is used as a representative example of a global environmental issue to measure attitudes of students who have taken subjects such as ethics, sustainability, social responsibility, impacts, sustainable planning, and environmental studies with students who have not taken subjects of this nature.

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Surprisingly, counterintuitive results were revealed, whereby students who had taken subjects that incorporated aspects of personal social responsibility exhibited no greater tendency to accept personal responsibility. Instead, both groups were equally likely to transfer blame to an ethereal “other.

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