Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey McQuillen

Second Advisor

Dr. Gregory Selber

Third Advisor

Dr. Philip Ethridge


This study examines the relationship between student veterans’ self-perceived level of participation in school activities/events and school organizations and the association his/her participation has with his/her level of assimilation to college life. This study serves as the basis for follow up research, aiming to discover innovative tools and resources that will assist veterans facing difficulty with assimilating to college life. Subjects in the study are one hundred student veterans from a southwestern university and college. The instruments for the study are the Veteran Involvement Questionnaire (VIQ) and the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ). The results of the study reveal significant correlation between the variables participation and assimilation. The results of the study also suggest the need for further research to investigate other contributing factors of student veteran assimilation into campus culture.


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