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The purpose of this study was to investigate the process of transitioning of veterans the perspective of acculturation. The study explored the lived experience of veterans, by attempting to gain a better understanding of the transition process of post 9/11 military members.
The study used the acculturation framework to view the experiences of transitioning from military to civilian culture. Limited research exists examining the connection between acculturation and transitioning for veterans. The phenomenological methodology was used to explain the veterans’ experiences.
The study revealed that TAP, the government-mandated transition program did very little to prepare veterans transition back to the civilian world. Veterans either walked away with little-to-no information, or a lack of understanding of the help they needed to do to move on. Themes emerged such as veterans helping each other, broken channels of communication, and the importance of families, friends, and faith.
Acculturation; Military; Service member; Transitioning; Veterans
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Daniels, Wilisha C., "A Phenomenological Study of the Process of Transitioning Out of the Military and Into Civilian Life from the Acculturation Perspective" (2017). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3124.