This study attempted to understand student veterans’ abusive relationships compared with non-veteran students. To understand this the study used data from the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). The study found that student veterans were more likely to experience abusive relationships compared with non-veteran students.
This study is to examine the effect of student veteran status on abusive relationships, namely, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. In addition, this study divided student veterans into two groups, deployed and un-deployed veterans, to see whether two groups demonstrate different results on abusive relationships. Logistic regression models were employed as a statistical strategy using the 2011-2014 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA-II) data. The results found that deployed veterans were more likely to experience physical abuse, while un-deployed veterans were more likely to experience emotional abuse. Student veterans did not show any significant relationship with sexual abuse regardless deployment experience. It would be appropriate to consider the results of this study to address abusive relationships among student veterans, which help them to not only adjust college life but also succeed in careers and have healthy family relationships.
Min H. Abusive Relationship and Its Associated Factors Between Deployed and Un-Deployed Veterans in College. J Interpers Violence. 2021 Mar;36(5-6):2227-2240. doi: 10.1177/0886260518758331. Epub 2018 Mar 5. PMID: 29502507.