School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
Military spouses, MyCAA, Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Employment, Post-secondary Education
Adult and Continuing Education | Education | Online and Distance Education
Torres De Pérez, Adriana, "Limited Educational Opportunities and Financial Help for Military Spouses Stationed Overseas" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2506.
The purpose of this applied study was to solve the problem of limited educational opportunities and financial help for military spouses stationed overseas and design measures to address the issue. This multimethod study used a qualitative approach to understand better the problems spouses encounter in overseas posts while taking into consideration their personal experiences. A group of six spouses was interviewed individually to understand their needs, goals, and opinions. Also, data from two quantitative methods were collected and analyzed. A survey that addresses the importance of post-secondary education was available to one group of 30 spouses. Archival data were used to determine the impact of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) has on spouse’s employment and post-secondary education. Additionally, factors that prevent enlisted spouses from attaining educational goals were analyzed. Therefore, this study sought to improve military spouses’ educational preparation and career portability when using MyCAA benefits during an overseas tour.