Two authors that I am familiar with are Olsen and McMenamin. I have familiarized with the work of the authors in regard to the topic ‘Veterans’. The two theorists pertaining to my field of study are Olsen whose study claims that there is difficulty in the manner veterans socialize. The theorist claims that veterans tend not to have similar relationship traits are it applies to a normal person. Similarly, McMenamin claims that proper care is essential for the veterans since they are commonly war survivors (Mcmenamin, 2016). The fact that they are from war makes them have a different view point than normal students. The two theorists work collate with the area of study I am currently undergoing (Cass, 2012). The reason is that the two theories cover part of the program which addresses the issue of veterans. There is a need to cater for the educational requirements for veterans which has been my goal in life.
I would assert not having connection with the two theorist until I researched them. They have however proved to be of great help in my field of study. Both works are primary sources. This can be identified due to the fact that both present information recorded by the primary researchers, also called first-hand information. The articles are different in that McMenamin addresses the issue of survival while Olsen’s research highlights socialization issue. According to Olsen veterans are from hardships hence find it uncomfortable to the isolation in colleges and universities (Olsen, Badger & McCuddy 2014). Mcmenamin talks of veterans not being used to strict guidelines.
With the knowledge obtained from the two works, it is possible to formulate new strategies that will enable veterans socialize with other people (Elnitsky et al., 2017). Also, knowledge will be used help the veterans discern new ways of socializing. There is a need to change their perception of college life as an area full of strict routines and unfriendly.
Olsen, T., Badger, K., & McCuddy, M. (2014). Understanding the Student Veterans’ College Experience: An Exploratory Study. Army Medical Department Journal,
McMenamin, R. (2016). How are Institutions of Higher Education Implementing First-Year Transition Courses for Veterans?. Journal of Veterans Studies, 1(1), 33-51.
Cass, D. (2012). The Strategic Student: Successfully Transitioning from the Military to College Academics. Uvize, Inc..
Elnitsky, C. A., Blevins, C. L., Fisher, M. P., & Magruder, K. (2017). Military service member and veteran reintegration: A critical review and adapted ecological model. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(2), 114.