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Examining The Relations Between Subjective Social Class, Academics, And Well-Being In First-Generation College Student Veterans, Alexander James Colbow Aug 2017

Examining The Relations Between Subjective Social Class, Academics, And Well-Being In First-Generation College Student Veterans, Alexander James Colbow

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The aim of this study was to examine the relations between aspects of subjective social class, academic performance, and subjective wellbeing in first-generation and veteran students. In recent years, both student veterans and first-generation students have become topics of interest for universities, counselors, and researchers, as they are growing in numbers on university campuses. These groups face a variety of barriers to completing their academic degrees. One area with little investigation is the influence of subjective social class on these individuals. Therefore, various facets of subjective social class (Subjective Social Status, Beliefs in a Just World, Protestant Work Ethic, Materialism ...


Experiences With Masculinity Among Previously Homeless Male Veterans In A Permanent Housing Program: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Christopher F. Manlick Dec 2016

Experiences With Masculinity Among Previously Homeless Male Veterans In A Permanent Housing Program: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Christopher F. Manlick

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the meaning of formerly homeless Veteran’s male relationships to better understand their participation in intervention programs relying on interpersonal support. Interpretive phenomenological analysis was used to interpret five semi-structured interviews with previously homeless Veterans between the ages of 45-65 with serious mental illness. These men were participating in a peer-support based housing program. Analysis yielded the following five major themes and fourteen subordinate themes: Internalized Role Conflict i) internal conflict, Masculinity as a Barrieri) restricted emotions between men, ii) pride, iii) dominance, and iv) fear of other men, Building ...


The Impact Of Therapy : A Qualitative Analysis Of Clinicians Working With Combat Veterans Diagnosed With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Kari Luan Finnegan Jul 2014

The Impact Of Therapy : A Qualitative Analysis Of Clinicians Working With Combat Veterans Diagnosed With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Kari Luan Finnegan

Theses and Dissertations

For some people, exposure to trauma results in the development of psychological maladjustment in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder. Veterans returning from combat zones tend to meet criteria for PTSD at rates significantly higher than what is observed in the general population. Mental health professionals, particularly those working with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, play an important role in the recovery of these Veterans. Research suggests that facilitating trauma therapy and/or being exposed second-hand to traumatic material can have negative consequences for the therapist. The current study focuses on the impact of trauma therapy on therapists who ...


An Examination Of The Impact Of A Veterans Only College Course, Tamara Sue Woods Dec 2012

An Examination Of The Impact Of A Veterans Only College Course, Tamara Sue Woods

Theses and Dissertations

The number of OIF and OEF veterans who are choosing to pursue post-secondary education is increasing due in part to increased financial scholastic benefits earned as part of their military service. Veterans are not returning from combat unharmed however, and many are presenting with newly experienced difficulties that may impact their academic careers. This includes for example, PTSD, TBI, depression, and anxiety.

This study examined the impact of a veterans only college course entitled Life After War: Post-deployment Issues taught at a large Midwestern University. The class includes the instruction of scholastic skills, education on the natural consequences of post-deployment ...


Factors Related To Adaptation In The Intimate Relationships Of Oef/Oif Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorderfactors Related To Adaptation In The Intimate Relationships Of Oef/Oif Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Nykeisha Nicole Moore May 2011

Factors Related To Adaptation In The Intimate Relationships Of Oef/Oif Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorderfactors Related To Adaptation In The Intimate Relationships Of Oef/Oif Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Nykeisha Nicole Moore

Theses and Dissertations

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has caused veterans to face numerous and complex challenges within their intimate relationships post-deployment. Although other studies have explored the intimate relationships of veterans, the same level of research has not focused on OEF/OIF veterans from the standpoint of dyadic adaptation using the Dyadic Adaptation Scale (DAS). The purpose of this study was to explore the level of dyadic adaptation in intimate relationships of OEF/OIF veterans who self-reported PTSD and those who did not.

More specifically, this study identified the factors that were related to ...