Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Understanding the transition and academic experience of veterans at a four year institution
by Gudelman, Zoraya M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 124; 1522575
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore and understand the transition and academic experience of veterans at a 4 year institution. As the number of veterans entering the postsecondary environment increases, the need for continued research is essential in providing a supportive and veteran friendly campus environment. The research design for this study was an interview based, basic qualitative study of participants who identified as current students pursuing bachelor's and graduate degrees. All participants identified as veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The findings of this study reveal there are significant factors of a student veteran's military experience that impact their academic experience. Their transition as adult learners for the participants has also played a key role in their academic experience. Participants in this study share their personal journeys of transition and disclose aspects of their military and academic experience that reveal distinctive aspects of each of their experiences.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Locks, Angela M.
Commitee: Murray, John P., Vega, William
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Higher education, Military studies
Publication Number: 1522575
ISBN: 978-1-303-01987-6
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