Evaluating The Needs Of Female Student Service Members And Veterans In Higher Education

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Abigail Jean Barry (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Andrew Smith

Abstract: Increasing numbers of military service members are now reintegrating into higher education. This transition yields many challenges, leaving the student service member/Veteran at higher risk for poor mental health, substance abuse, and lack of social support. Females may have unique needs when pursing higher education. This study evaluates 18 female student service members and Veterans after completing a survey indicating the importance and personal likelihood to use resources at on-campus Student Veteran Centers. Results suggest that the respondents find mental health, substance abuse, and sexual assault resources to be most important, but respondents reported that they were more likely to personal utilize on-campus conveniences such as quiet study space, an information desk, and free printing. Results suggest there may be underlining stigma associated with military member help-seeking behavior in university settings.

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Honors Project
Barry, A. (2017). Evaluating The Needs Of Female Student Service Members And Veterans In Higher Education. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University. Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Female student Veterans, Female Veterans in higher education, female student service members, Needs of Female Student Service Members/Veterans, Veterans in college

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