This study explored what happened when female veterans brought three military-cultural contexts (responsibility, worth, and pride) into their transition to civilian life and help-seeking attitudes in college. In practice, student veterans exhibiting components of military culture should use these military cultural components to their benefit, and student veterans struggling to adjust to the type of thinking often required of college students should feel comfortable seeking support at their university student veteran center. In policy, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) might continue offering their campus toolkit, which has been found to be a great resource for many IHEs, offering them guidance on the unique experiences and needs of today’s student veterans. Suggestions for future study include continuing to examine how universities can encourage student veterans to seek help, while also reducing barriers and stigma associated with accessing help, as well as oversampling female student veterans.
DiRamio, D., Jarvis, K., Iverson, S., Seher, C., & Anderson, R. (2015). Out from the shadows: Female student veterans and help-seeking. College Student Journal, 49(1), 49-68. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/prin/csj/2015/00000049/00000001/art00007?crawler=true
Education | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
College, All-volunteer women college students, Education, Veterans, Help-seeking behavior, Academic achievement
Women college students; Help-seeking behavior; Academic achievement
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Out from the Shadows: Female Student Veterans and Help-Seeking"" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 268.
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