Student veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms: Perceived preferences for on-campus psychoeducation.

Objective: This investigation aimed to better understand perceived barriers to academic success and preferences for a veteran-specific psychosocial course among veterans with symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS). Method: Ninety-three veterans participated in this investigation as part of a larger study examining psychosocial functioning among veterans with PTS symptoms. Participants completed a self-report survey focused on perceived barriers to academic success and psychoeducational preferences related to health and well-being. Results: Perceived barriers to academic success reported as most problematic were sleep difficulties, stress, depression, and financial concerns. Results indicated that veterans would be interested in attending an on-campus course focusing on these areas. Conclusions and Implications for Practice: These findings contribute to the understanding of student veterans with PTS symptoms’ perceived needs and inform the development of campus programs for this population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)