ERIC Number: EJ1018051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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When the Army Post is the Campus: Understanding the Social and Academic Integration of Soldiers Attending College
Wilson Kristin B.; Smith, Natesha L.; Lee, Allisha L.; Stevenson, Melissa A.
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n6 p628-642 Nov-Dec 2013
In this study, the Tinto model of student integration is applied qualitatively to soldiers attending college. The authors found that soldiers commit to the military primarily and to college secondarily; therefore, military policies and relationships related to college offered a better understanding of college commitments than did college policies and relationships. For understanding the college integration of non-traditional students, like soldiers, this study highlights the importance of viewing higher education as part of a larger social system, rather than as a stand-along institution.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Nontraditional Students, College Students, Student School Relationship, Social Systems, Higher Education, Armed Forces, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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