ERIC Number: ED133640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Veterans Survey Responses. Spring 1975.
Plotsky, Frances; And Others
The purpose of the veterans' survey was to aid Services for Returning Students (SRS) in the planning and operating of veterans' programs at the University of Texas at Austin. This report represents an initial step in assembling a profile of the U.T. Austin veteran. Sixty-five (43%) of the 150 surveys mailed out to U.T. veterans were returned. The questionnaire requested information on veterans' characteristics, background and concerns, and whether they felt student services available to them were effective. The findings of the survey were that the veterans: (1) were only slightly older than the average student; (2) were likely to be while, male, and married; (3) did not use student services to any great extent, although it was not possible to determine whether services were inadequate or whether veterans were functioning well without them; (4) were academically serious and successful, and were very career-minded; (5) were receiving financial resources primarily from veterans' benefits; and (6) were lacking information regarding social services in the community and student services on campus, degree programs, career options, and qualifications for veteran's benefits and/or part-time work. Conclusions were that SRS should be responsible for keeping agencies informed regarding the concerns of veterans, and for planning programs for veterans and their spouses. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Office of the Dean of Students.