This thesis is an exploratory study of the information seeking behavior of junior enlisted United States Army veterans of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. During this study, twenty-five qualitative interviews were conducted with veterans residing in the vicinity of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Veterans in this study discussed their experiences with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), the Veterans Affairs Office, non-profit agencies, and extended families as primary sources of information during and after transition using their reported "out date" as a frame of reference. The types of information that the veterans sought prior to transition and currently seek were discussed and compared to analyze their information seeking behavior and how it changes as veterans seek to contextualize and make sense of their place in the civilian world.
|Commitee:||Lustria, Mia, Oh, Sanghee|
|School:||The Florida State University|
|Department:||Library and Information Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Information science, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Army, Junior enlisted, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Veterans, Veterans affairs|
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