Study: Vets Who Join Organizations Fare Best

Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2018) – A new study from American University finds that veterans who join a Veterans Services Organization (VSO) are less likely to experience social isolation, especially if they strongly identify with the organization.

Professor Cristel A. Russell, of Kogod School of Business, and Dr. Dale Russell, of the Uniformed Services University, published the findings in an article titled “It’s Not Just Showing Up: How Social Identification With a Veterans Service Organization Relates to Benefit-Finding and Social Isolation” in the journal Psychological Services.

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