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Journal of Military and Government Counseling
A qualitative methodology was utilized to assess the wellness factors student Veterans (N = 10) perceived as influential to their decision to separate from the military and choice of intended career path. Participants included prior enlisted student Veterans pursuing undergraduate degrees at a mid-sized Midwestern university. Interview transcripts were coded according to the Indivisible Self Model of Wellness (IS-Wel; Myers & Sweeney, 2004) and analyzed phenomenologically. Participants referenced Control and Self-Worth as motivators for separation from military service; Work and Thinking were the main themes regarding choice of future profession. Additional themes emerged in reference to how Veterans’ priorities changed during their time in service. The IS-Wel serves as an innovative approach for facilitating student Veteran career development.
Seguin, Thomas C.; Bjornsen-Ramig, Abby L.; Blount, Ashley J.; and Dinkel, Danae M., "A Wellness Approach to Investigating Student Veterans’ Career Goals" (2018). Health and Kinesiology Faculty Publications. 53.