Research Highlights

Open Surveys:

Perceptions of Veteran Service Organization Best Practices and Impact  

The survey is designed for veterans and family members to better understand their perceptions of the practices and operations of non-profit organizations that serve them in their communities. This information will be used to aid the development of a leading organizational practices to support more effective and impactful service-delivery to the veteran community nationwide.

Learn more about the Perceptions of Veteran Service Organizations Survey

 

Recent Surveys:

Service to Student Survey: Veterans’ Perceptions of Transition, Higher Education, and Success

Interdisciplinary researchers at Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is seeking information from military service members about their post-service educational experiences, goals, needs, and concerns. The survey is completely anonymous, voluntary, and enables respondents to exit at any point. The survey is designed to gather information to improve educational outcomes for veterans and to advance educational policies, programs, and services for service members.

Learn more about the Service to Student Survey

 

2014 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

The 2014 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, now in its fifth year, examines key trends within the military family community. The purpose of this survey and overall research project is to help identify and explore the issues that face those who serve in the military and their families.  This year, the survey and overall research project is being conducted by Blue Star Families and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University.

Learn more about the 2014 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Veterans Job Retention Survey

VetAdvisor and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and have partnered in a research effort aimed at improving the employment outlook of military spouses.

One of the most significant areas of concern for veterans returning from the recent Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq is their ability to obtain civilian employment upon their return from service. Nearly 2 million service members have served in the OEF/OIF conflicts, and in an economy where unemployment is already high, finding a job upon their return from service will be especially challenging. Although expanded resources are available post-9/11 veterans, including Veteran Resource Centers and the Department of Defense (DoD) Yellow Ribbon Program, they still face significant challenges as they re-enter civilian life.

The purpose of this research project is to determine the reasons why veterans leave their initial post-military jobs. Because there is limited research and data in this specific area, a survey is being done to provide insight into how organizations can best structure their veteran-centric employee retention programs and hopefully improve the retention of veterans in the workplace.

MilSpouse Survey

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) have partnered in a research effort aimed at improving the employment outlook of military spouses.

Military spouses face many challenges to both employment and career advancement as a result of the military lifestyle. This imperative study will look at the employment pattern of all military spouses, especially related to a spouse’s long-term career trajectory. By adding YOUR voice, we can build a stronger foundation for military spouses’ professional needs, identify any barriers to career development and share YOUR stories with government officials, state, and federal policy makers in order to overcome obstacles and improve the quality of life for our service members and families.

Learn more about the MilSpouse Survey

 

Perceptions Survey

The The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University is currently engaged in an effort to understand the relationship between military service – and those who volunteer for military service – and the broader values, ideals, and priorities of American society.