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ERIC Number: EJ1144620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
The Impact of the Psychological Sequela of Trauma on Veterans Seeking Higher Education
Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v30 n1 p83-96 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health burden of student veterans attending rural community colleges in the southern United States. Based on qualitative research, the findings illustrate how the psychological sequela of combat-related trauma exposure impact classroom integration and academic achievement. The findings highlight the need for supportive services to integrate student veterans into campus communities and link them to mental healthcare resources, potentially improving academic success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill
Grant or Contract Numbers: W81XWH1120059