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ERIC Number: EJ1139143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
An Emerging Population: Student Veterans in Higher Education in the 21st Century
Falkey, Mary E.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v12 n1 p27-39 Spr 2016
This paper, based on a qualitative study, explores the transition experiences of Post-9/11 Era military veterans from active duty military service to college students for the purpose of adding to the body of knowledge about this student population. The subjects, who voluntarily offered to participate, were 15 community college student/veterans and 10 four-year institution student/veterans. The themes which emerged from analysis of the interview transcripts were financial issues, interpersonal issues, academic issues, community issues, isolation, and inconsistency of information received from academic institutions. Community college students reported high levels of interaction with faculty and virtually no interaction with other students, including other student/veterans, while the four-year institution students reported low levels of interaction with faculty, high levels of interaction with other student/veterans, and minimal interaction with nonveteran students. The information suggests the need and opportunity for continued in-depth studies of the student/veteran transition experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Virginia; Maryland; California (San Diego); Ohio (Columbus)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill
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