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Student-Veterans’ Perceptions of Barriers, Support, and Environment at a High-Density Veteran Enrollment Campus

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Phillip Morris ,

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, US
About Phillip
Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor and concurrently serves as the program director for the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida, after serving eight years in the Army and National Guard.
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Heather Powers Albanesi,

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, US
About Heather
Dr. Albanesi is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Albanesi received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Research interests include gender, disability, education, heterosexuality and religion. She served as President of the Western Social Science Association in 2015-2016.
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Steven Cassidy

Washington State University, US
About Steven
M.A. Sociology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2018 B.A. Mass Communications (emphasis in advertising and public relations), Colorado State University-Pueblo, 2012 Steven's research involves exploring the intersection of the military, disability, and higher education.
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Abstract

For institutions of higher education with high numbers of enrolled veterans, understanding how these students perceive services specifically designed for them is an important next step in developing effective campus service models. Through analysis of survey data (n=328) collected at a campus with a host of established services and a high number of military connected students, this study adds to the literature on the transition experience and utilization of resources. This investigation focuses on the interaction between prior-military and disability characteristics and how service-connected injuries impact student-veterans’ quality of life, integration on campus, and challenges with the built campus environment. Findings are discussed through the lens of a seminal transition framework, with practical application strategies offered for creating and delivering individualized support for student veterans.
How to Cite: Morris, P., Albanesi, H.P. and Cassidy, S., 2019. Student-Veterans’ Perceptions of Barriers, Support, and Environment at a High-Density Veteran Enrollment Campus. Journal of Veterans Studies, 4(2), pp.180–202. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v4i2.102
Published on 26 Jun 2019.
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