Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Post-9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Transition Experience: A Multiple Case Study
by Prete, Destinee M., Ph.D., Capella University, 2020, 109; 27741610
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative multiple case study entailed exploration of the experiences of post-9/11 female veterans as they transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This study served to address a gap in the literature regarding the female veterans’ viewpoints and descriptions of their transitional experiences. The use of semistructured interviews helped give voice to the female veterans through their detailed stories so that civilian and military entities could use participants’ insights to better prepare for the predicted increase of female veterans in their organizations. The study’s findings extend the literature by providing information regarding the military-to-civilian transition experiences of post-9/11 female veterans to the civilian workforce. Four themes emerged from participant interviews: (a) nontraditional transition route, (b) identity shift, (c) recognition, and (d) transition programs and the need for reformation. Schlossberg’s transition theory and feminist theory served as a framework for data analysis and understanding of the themes and ideas presented by participants regarding the relationship between transitioning and the civilian workforce. Findings can increase the identification and understanding of how post-9/11 female veterans experience and feel about the transition. By having participants from various levels of the military, the study presents further insight into the challenges, supports, and advice that could be valuable for future transitioning female veterans.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fremont, Paula
Commitee: Vail, Thomas, Koman, Elizabeth
School: Capella University
Department: Harold Abel School of Psychology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 81/9(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Organizational behavior, Gender studies, Womens studies
Keywords: female veteran, military, military transition, veteran, veteran transition, women veteran
Publication Number: 27741610
ISBN: 9781658468541
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