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Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Psychology


Deborah Sturm

Jaime Kurtz

Bryan Saville


This study focuses on aspects of resiliency among the narratives of student veterans; specifically psychosocial difficulties, being in a relationship, social support, and sense of purpose and control. Seven student veterans attending James Madison University participated in the study. Using qualitative interviews, the researcher was able to gather information about the transitional experience of each veteran from active duty soldier, to civilian, to student. The purpose of this study is to identify the key aspects of resiliency that helped these men transition, in hopes that programs can use this information in the future to better assist veterans in their transition to a school setting.

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