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Description/Abstract

This study examined specific barriers to education in a sample of seven student veterans, which included veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and found some professional adjustment issues, social interactions, behavioral and emotional challenges, and life changes. In practice, student veterans expressed impairments in developing close relationships, concerns about feelings of isolation, and heightened anxiety when asked insensitive questions about their military service. In policy, educational policies regarding course transferability may need to be revisited so that veterans seeking to further their education can take steps to do so both during and after their military service without repeating coursework. Suggestions for future study include utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data collection to explore the challenges faced by student veterans.

Original Citation

Glover-Graf, N. M., Miller, E., & Freeman, S. (2010). Accommodating veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in the academic setting. Rehabilitation Education, 24(1-2), 43–56. https://doi.org/10.1891/088970110805029921

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Higher education, Veterans, War, Combat, Readjustment, Classroom accommodations

Subject

Veterans; War; Classroom environment

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Winter 1-18-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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