EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship
 

Title

Student Veterans' Assimilation in Higher Education: The Role of Identity Complexity

Department

Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

Although large numbers of military veterans are currently entering institutions of higher education, veterans often feel out of place in college and identify more strongly with their military role than that of learner. Drawing from the topics of organizational assimilation and social identity complexity, this study examines the communication processes as student veterans adjust to college life. A sample of current student veterans (N = 85) completed measures of assimilation, organization commitment, and social identity complexity. General acculturation and peer assimilation were positively related to affective commitment, while higher identity complexity was related to commitment to program completion and faculty assimilation. Implications of the present findings and areas for future research are presented.

Journal Title

Ohio Communication Journal

Journal Volume

57

Article Starting Page

47

Article Ending Page

57

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