The purpose of this research study was to develop a theory about how military experience influences the obesity trend among retired veterans. The grand tour question was phrased as how does cultural socialization, attributes, predispositions, and available opportunities influence the obesity trend among retired military veterans. The sample population included 15 retired military veterans who were professionals in the government or private industry at the time of the study. Participants were between 38 to 70 years of age and were retired from active duty military service after serving 20 or more continuous years of service. This qualitative study utilized a grounded theory methodology design to develop a theory completely grounded the data collected. Data sources included demographic surveys, interviews, field journal notes, memo writing, and member checking. Overall results suggested maladaptive coping behaviors developed throughout active duty years influence the obesity trend among retired military veterans.
|Commitee:||Bird, Candace, McMahon, Christine|
|School:||The University of the Rockies|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Health education, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Available opportunities, Cultural socialization, Maladaptive coping behaviors, Obesity, Predispositions|
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