The purpose of this study was to explore veterans' perceptions of the social factors affecting their psychological well-being after serving in Iraq. It was hoped that this thesis will extend a greater understanding of the importance of how family, friends, and the public contribute to the veteran's psychological well-being. In addition, the study also explored how veterans perceived their homecoming experiences during the first six months of returning home from Iraq. Qualitative methods were utilized to attain a deeper perspective of eight veterans' experiences.
Results of the study found that 87.5% of respondents reported returning home from Iraq was difficult for them. However, all the participants in the study reported that they adapted back into to society fairly well and had no mental health concerns.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Clinical psychology, Military studies|
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