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ERIC Number: ED068863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 62
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A Study of Educationally Disadvantaged Veterans Enrolled in a College Preparatory Program.
Berry, Gordon L.; Vivell, Susan
The following goals were pursued in this study: (1) to assess selected personal and social adjustment characteristics found among a group of educationally disadvantaged veterans; (2) to identify their perceived personal problems; (3) to assess selected aspects of the life-style characteristics of these veterans; (4) to determine the degree to which they desired or felt open to counseling; and (5) to provide an opportunity to improve counseling and curricular programs. Subjects were a class of 100 veterans who entered a special program at a major university in 1971. Two standardized test instruments and a locally developed instrument were administered. The results are presented on several different dimensions. These results indicated that the veterans in this study could be considered different from the typical returning serviceman, but not free from the need for meaningful supportive services. In addition the stereotype of the returning Vietnam veteran as an alienated, anti-social individual generally did not apply to this educationally oriented group. (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education