Camille Hackney ’13 presented on a study she performed on college women choosing the military as a post-graduate option. Looking at Agnes Scott College students planning to or discussing the possibility of joining the military.
Hackney’s research questions included 1) the likelihood of ASC students to join the military, 2) the motivations for joining the military, 3) and the contributing factors leading to the decision to chose to join the military. Hackney believes that Agnes Scott students considering the military are equally likely to consider graduate school and full time employment. The literature she reviewed focused primarily on high school students so Hackney’s study contributes to the body of research on college students and the military. After getting IRB approval, Hackney proceeded to formulate a SurveyMonkey survey to assess the viewpoints of her peers. Studying fifteen participants in short interviews, Hackney then utilized sociological data analysis tools to study her findings.