Investigating the Role of Social Responsibility on Veteran Student Retention

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dc.contributor.author Kulesza, Stacey E.
dc.contributor.author Liang, Grace L.
dc.contributor.author Fitzsimmons, Eric J.
dc.contributor.author Zacharakis, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Hood, Jeffrey C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-19T17:46:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-19T17:46:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/40290
dc.description.abstract Despite considerable gains made towards increasing students’ interest in STEM education, one specific population, Veterans in engineering, suffers from disproportionally high attrition. Social responsibility is a motivating factor for becoming an engineer and has been identified as a successful intervention strategy to improve retention of first-year engineering students. Social responsibility is also a core value instilled by all branches of the U.S. military while actively serving. Therefore, the objective of this research study was to examine Veterans’ perceptions of social responsibility related to engineering. For this study, a survey instrument was designed, piloted, revised, and launched for instrument validation and exploratory examination of the relationship between social responsibility and Veteran students’ core beliefs. Results of this study showed that both Veteran and first-year non-Veteran engineering students strongly value the tenants of social responsibility. The results of this study indicate the potential for curriculum and policy changes to increase Veteran retention in engineering programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
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dc.subject Veteran student retention en_US
dc.subject Engineering en_US
dc.subject Social responsibility en_US
dc.subject Mixed-methods en_US
dc.title Investigating the Role of Social Responsibility on Veteran Student Retention en_US
dc.type Data en_US
dc.date.published 2019 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid hoodjc en_US
dc.description.version Article: Version of Record
dc.description.awardNo National Science Foundation Award #1738145 en_US


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