Committee Chair

Weathington, Bart L.

Committee Member

Ozbek, Nicky; Biderman, Michael

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Combat veterans returning to a civilian lifestyle are assisted in many ways during their transition. These services are not only demonstrations of patriotic support, but are typically intended to aid veterans with their transition. The transition for combat veterans is, in many ways, completely different from what most of us will ever experience. Several factors may influence the overall success of this transition for veterans. This study examined the relationship between veterans’ combat experiences and their transition into civilian college life. The constructs of transition were defined by grade point average (GPA) and current well-being. The influence of certain personality traits on this relationship was considered and evaluated. Combat experience was found to have a slight negative relationship to both GPA and well-being. Personality factors such as extraversion, emotionality, and conscientiousness were found to have some potential influence on this relationship. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2015

Subject

Veterans -- Psychology; Psychology, Military; Combat -- Psychological aspects; Veteran reintegration -- United States; Veterans -- Education -- United States

Keyword

Combat experience; Transition; Veterans

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 49 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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