Best forms of involvement for first-year student veterans for academic success [thesis]

Saipraseuth Chaleunphonh
This study expands the research for the transition of student veterans utilizing the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill enacted in 2008. It presents a quantitative approach to study the relationship between first-time, full-time student veterans and their non-veteran student counterparts in the area of transition to college life and academic success in the first-year of college. The results of the study contribute to the efforts of campus professionals to coordinate services and direct resources to better
more » ... urces to better serve and increase the academic success of this population. Using secondary data, the study examines financial stress, prior learning experience, psychological/physical health, skills gained or lost, and student involvement in relationship to academic success. Additionally, the study compares firstyear student veterans with comparison groups: traditional, first-generation, and nontraditional first-year students. Finally, the study identifies what forms of student involvement work best for student veteran academic success and what pre-entry attribute or skill most influences academic success. The study also explores differences between student veterans from public/private institution types and commuter/residential status.
doi:10.30707/etd2015.chaleunphonh.s fatcat:2fr473ncbzbbliaexkceneqpda