No cover image available
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF JUNIOR ENLISTED MARINE CORPS VETERANS’ CAREER TRANSITION AND ORGANIZATIONAL ATTACHMENT: FROM THE MILITARY TO CIVILIAN WORK ENVIRONMENT

By: Sanford, Kevin R [author].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Scholar Works at UT Tyler, 2018-05-05T07:00:00ZContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): military veteran | Transition Theory | Attachment Theory | veteran transition | veteran statistics | veteran unemployment | veteran employability | wounded warriors | assisting veterans | transition to civilian employment | employing veterans | disabled veterans | military training | veteran career planning | veteran separation | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Training and DevelopmentOnline resources: Dissertation Click here to view this dissertation. Summary: Military service is a transformative experience that leaves an indelible mark on all who serve. Once separated from the military way of life, many veterans find that they yearn for the structure, camaraderie, and discipline they experienced while in the military. These feelings of attachment to the military can make the transition back to civilian life difficult and pose a barrier to success in a civilian workplace. As military service members separate from their military service obligation and transition to the civilian workforce, they experience numerous challenges leaving behind the culture of the military and adapting to the civilian way of life. The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of junior enlisted Marine Corps veterans as they address their feelings of attachment and transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce. The term junior enlisted commonly refers to Marines that hold the rank of E-1 through E-3; however, for the purpose of this study, it refers to military members (rank E-5 and below) that served one to two active duty enlistment terms (four to eight years). This study focused on the veterans’ feelings of attachment to the military way of life as they transitioned to the civilian workforce and how these feelings of attachment impact veterans’ behaviors during the transition period. This research was based on two theoretical foundations found in the literature, Attachment Theory and Transition Theory, as they impact veterans transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce. Qualitative interviews with former military service members were conducted to collect data and information on their individual personal experiences. This study explains the intersection of veterans’ struggles with both transition and feelings of attachment to the military lifestyle so that the military, veterans, and civilian employers can develop strategies to ease the transitions of the current generation of warriors back to civilian life and foster success in the workplace.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
UT Tyler Dissertation UT Tyler Online
Online
University Archives & Special Collections UB356 .S26 2018 (Browse shelf) http://hdl.handle.net/10950/1170 Available 1046657624

Military service is a transformative experience that leaves an indelible mark on all who serve. Once separated from the military way of life, many veterans find that they yearn for the structure, camaraderie, and discipline they experienced while in the military. These feelings of attachment to the military can make the transition back to civilian life difficult and pose a barrier to success in a civilian workplace. As military service members separate from their military service obligation and transition to the civilian workforce, they experience numerous challenges leaving behind the culture of the military and adapting to the civilian way of life. The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of junior enlisted Marine Corps veterans as they address their feelings of attachment and transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce. The term junior enlisted commonly refers to Marines that hold the rank of E-1 through E-3; however, for the purpose of this study, it refers to military members (rank E-5 and below) that served one to two active duty enlistment terms (four to eight years). This study focused on the veterans’ feelings of attachment to the military way of life as they transitioned to the civilian workforce and how these feelings of attachment impact veterans’ behaviors during the transition period. This research was based on two theoretical foundations found in the literature, Attachment Theory and Transition Theory, as they impact veterans transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce. Qualitative interviews with former military service members were conducted to collect data and information on their individual personal experiences. This study explains the intersection of veterans’ struggles with both transition and feelings of attachment to the military lifestyle so that the military, veterans, and civilian employers can develop strategies to ease the transitions of the current generation of warriors back to civilian life and foster success in the workplace.

english

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.