Research Index

VETDEBT: An analysis of U.S. student Veteran credit card use while enrolled in U.S. post-secondary education

Introduction: This explorative quantitative study examined the debt levels of U.S. student Veterans after completing a bachelor’s degree. Methods: This study measured the average credit card debt of Veterans while taking into consideration gender, race, age, and Veteran status. A…

An evaluation of the veteran friendly practice accreditation programme

Background The Royal College of General Practitioners Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation Programme launched in 2019, aiming to allow practices to better identify, treat and refer veterans, where appropriate, to dedicated NHS services. Aim Evaluate the effectiveness of the accreditation programme,…

Stereotyping of student service members and Veterans on a university campus in the U.S

Studies about the experience of Student Service Members and Veterans (SSM/Vs) at U.S. institutions of higher education have consistently found that SSM/Vs believe that their military status results in stereotyping by peers. A survey was administered to 177 students (87…
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Military Experience and School Leadership Development in North Carolina

This phenomenological study explores six principals’ and assistant principals’ military experience and leadership development. The participants were purposefully selected based on being a principal or assistant principal and having a minimum of 4 years of military service as a Non-Commissioned…

Assessing Veteran Services and Success in Higher Education: Cal Poly Pomona’s Veterans Resource Center Case Study

This study tests if the services of the Veterans Resource Center meet the needs of veterans and if these services contribute to veteran success. Using a survey of 130+ student veterans, the study determined that services are accessed and utilized.…

Seven Connotations of the Word “Transition” in Student Veteran Literature

When used to describe the experience of specific student subgroups, the word “transition” has become complicated by varied underlying connotations. Through the analysis of the language used in a sample of the literature (n = 23 articles) focused on student…

“You haven’t gone out and done anything”: Exploring Disabled Veterans Experiences in Higher Education

Using inductive-exploratory qualitative methods, this study builds upon the sociological understanding of veterans’ experiences in higher education. Findings from this study tentatively suggest that while disability related fear/hypervigilance, stigma, and anxiety significantly impact veterans’ comfort levels when engaging with traditional…

An Education Intervention to Improve Knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Treatments Among U.S. Women Service Members and Veterans

Due to decades of prolonged combat operations, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widely discussed and generally well conceptualized. The objective of this study was to determine if an educational program on the signs and symptoms of PTSD and an explanation…

Considerations for supporting Canadian military-connected students in K-12 and higher education

Within Canada, little is known about the educational experiences of military-connected students in the K-12 and higher education systems. American research has been published and provides insight into the unique challenges that military-connected students can experience in such contexts. Because…

Australian universities and educational equity for student veterans

This report draws upon a small but growing scholarship on student veterans in Australia. Two recent projects and studies led by La Trobe University in conjunction with the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA) (Harvey, Andrewartha, Smith, & Wyatt-Smith, 2018) and…