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When I was Your Age

Discovering the Benefits of Intergenerational Veteran Communication

Haylee Otto

on 30 April 2010

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When I Was Your Age Discovering the Benefits of
Intergenerational Veteran Communication Why Veteran Comm?
Formative Research
Purpose of Research
Formative Research RQ1: Do veterans of different war eras participate in intergenerational or intergroup communication with other veterans?

RQ2: Would an increase in intergenerational communication be a beneficial counseling tool for veterans?
Generation Separation Social Identity Theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979)
Generational Discrepancies
Stereotyping VFW Missing out on benefits
of IGC Mutual accomodation
Social Support
Positive self-diclosure
Mentoring (Harwood, 2007) Findings Intergroup Contact Theory (Allport, 1954; Pettigrew, 1998) Equal status
Common goals
Intergroup cooperation
Authority Support Learn about outgroup
Change behavior
Affective ties
Ingroup reappraisal Future Research What helps? What hinders? Training for
future soldiers
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