Female Veterans in Transition – Research Study

Hello, I am Helen Anderson, a Doctoral student at the University of Phoenix pursuing a Doctor of Management in Organization Leadership, asking for volunteers to participate in a research study entitled Female Veterans in Transition.

The purpose of the study is to examine human behavior in the social-cultural and political contexts of female veterans’ lived experiences and transition challenges.  

The study aims to provide current data on female veterans’ pros and cons of finding employment, receiving the appropriate healthcare service, and using other Veteran Affairs resources when separating from the military.  Any information or specific details shared by the study’s volunteers may help advise recommendations and guidance that may benefit female veterans’ growing population.  

Eligibility Criteria: Female veterans who have retired or served in the Reserves or National Guard.  

Participation Involvement: Participants are asked to acknowledge the terms of the consent form, and complete a 12-question survey within three days of receipt covering the following topics: 

  1. Life experience before entering the military.
  2. Responsibility/role while in the military.
  3. Individual experiences transitioning and returning to a civilian lifestyle.  

Time Commitment: Participants can access the consent and survey forms at https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_egtsrOusszV5g7c

If applicants decline to accept the consent form’s terms, they will be automatically exited from the survey. The estimated time to complete the survey is 15-30 minutes.  Documents will be returned to the link once completed.  After submitting the survey, respondents will be reported in total and not individually identified to withdraw their responses.  All collected data will be anonymous.

Participating in this study is voluntary.  Individuals can withdraw from the study at any time without repercussions; if you choose to withdraw from the study before submitting the survey, close the browser, and no data will be captured.  However, after submitting the survey, participant data is not individually identifiable and cannot be withdrawn, and will be reported aggregate.

If there are questions about the research study email anderson68@email.phoenix.edu.  For questions about rights as a study participant or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Phoenix Institutional Review Board at IRB@phoenix.edu