Student Veterans ' Emotional Adjustment, Psychological Symptoms, And Suicide Risk On Both College And University Campuses

1196 WordsOct 26, 20165 Pages
Introduction The main purpose of this study is to assess the ongoing situation of student veterans’ emotional adjustment, psychological symptoms, and suicide risk on both college and university campuses. Within the survey, a variety of domains are targeted in which information is sought; Demographic information, college experience, military service history, and psychological problems. These four domains will be discussed further below. Among the various questions that are posed, the main intent of this study is to analyze the rates and prevalence of problems among the student veteran population, and to identify where colleges and universities are lacking in terms of support, both psychological and emotional. Methods The form of testing used was a survey created by the National Center for Veteran Studies (NCVS) that was then sent to the Student Veterans of America (SVA), which was then distributed to member groups nationwide, except for four states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Louisiana). Participation was not required, and opportunities were given via the internet through web links that lasted over half a year on the SVA page. To prevent interested students from being deterred, no indication was made that the survey targeted emotional adjustment and psychological symptoms. The survey was comprised of 34 total items, with multiple questions in some instances, and took on average 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey also included demographic information, with multiple

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