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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Transitioning from the out date: Information seeking behavior of junior enlisted Army veterans of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom
by Hannaford, Leah, M.S., The Florida State University, 2013, 30; 1545926
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gross, Melissa
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
Publication Number: 1545926
ISBN: 978-1-303-43291-0
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